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.
For our final clip of 2016, Second City sent us another scene from the legendary 1990 revue Flag Smoking Permitted in Lobby Only or Censorama, which featured a killer ensemble cast including Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Bob Odenkirk, Jill Talley, Tim O’Malley, David Pasquesi, and Holly Wortell. In the above scene “Immigration,” Pasquesi and Talley play an Italian immigrant and his American wife-to-be, who prep for their big immigration interview so they can get their stories straight. Check out some other fantastic clips from Flag Smoking Second City has shared with us over the years below: