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Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert Were Hilarious Together Even 20 Years Ago

Before they were famous, before they were famous to only people in the know, and before they were even “those guys,” Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert performed at Chicago’s Second City. (The slightly younger Colbert was Carell’s understudy.) Here is a clip of the two them with Paul Dinello (current Colbert Report writer and Strangers With Candy co-creator) and David Razowsky singing “The Obvious Song.” The clip, which comes from the Second City show Take Me Out to the Balkans, was unearthed by Splitsider, as part of its weekly Second City Archives feature. It’s wonderful. If only they were also nauseated by food.

Watch Carell & Colbert Perform Together in 1993