Watch Bill Murray Perform As Nick the Lounge Singer Before He Was on Saturday Night Live

Every week, Splitsider premieres a clip from the archive of Chicago’s famed sketch and improv theater Second City. This week, it has the clip of the first time Bill Murray ever did Nick the Lounge Singer, one of the most memorable Saturday Night Live characters ever. Considering it was performed in Chicago when Murray was still a Chicago local, it’s very Chicago-y. Good thing he spent that time traveling to a galaxy far, far away, so he was able to kick the bit up a notch by the time he got to SNL.

Watch Bill Murray Debut Nick the Lounge Singer