Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we’ll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.
Now that school is officially back in session, this week Second City sent us a back to school-themed clip from the 2007 ETC revue Pratfall of Civilization, which featured ensemble performers Amanda Blake Davis, Alex Fendrich, Rob Janas, Niki Lindgren, Nicky Margolis, and Andy St. Clair. In the above clip, St. Clair plays a dad dropping his daughter (Davis) off for her freshman year of college, and like most dads of first-year college student daughters, he’s a little overprotective. “Just don’t be an English or writing major. Those are bullshit majors!” “You were an English major!” “Now I’m a JV girls volleyball coach.”