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.
The presidential election is just a few days away, so this week, we’re taking a look back at the politically themed scenes Second City has sent us over the past two years. From Bob Odenkirk, Chris Farley, Tim O’Malley, and David Pasquesi as the singing Mount Rushmore to heated political debates featuring Jason Sudeikis, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, and Tina Fey, there’s a ton of perfectly patriotic Second City scenes out there to keep you entertained until Tuesday. In no particular order:
Jane Lynch Joins the Army (1989)