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.
This week’s unearthed clip features the most recent Second City performance starring Aidy Bryant just a few months before she joined the SNL cast in September 2012. From the 36th Second City E.T.C. revue We’re All in This Room Together with ensemble performers Mike Kosinski, Michael Lehrer, Tawny Newsome, Andel Sudik, and Chris Witaske, “Dolly Mae Daniels and Her All Ex-Husband Band” is better seen in its entirety than explained. If you weren’t already in love with Bryant’s undeniable talent and stage presence, Dolly will make you see the light.