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.
Last month, Comedy Central handed out a season 2 renewal to Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson’s comedy Detroiters, so to celebrate, this week Second City sent us another great scene from the 2011 revue Southside of Heaven, where Robinson proves once again – with some help from Tim Mason – that he’s been the master of making fun of cheesy local commercials since long before Detroiters existed. This time it’s for a pun-filled furniture warehouse ad that ends on a pretty dark, bloody note. Check out another great clip of Robinson at the same revue here, where his pizza rolls commercial audition (overseen by SNL alum Katie Rich) takes a very similar dark turn at the end.