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.
Given all this week’s news about wiretapping claims and the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan, this 2010 clip from Second City is just as relevant today. From the revue The Absolute Best Friggin’ Time of Your Life, the above scene features Christina Anthony, Tim Baltz, Tom Flanigan, Brendan Jennings, Beth Melewski, and Mary Sohn in a crooner-style musical number where the Tea Party complains about “fascist socialist” President Obama and his terrible healthcare plan: “No to Obamacare!” “Well those are some excellent points. Thanks for taking the time to think things through.” The Second City will also host its first-ever music festival in Chicago later this month called Beat Weekend; you can get more info on the event over at the Second City website.