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 comes from Amy Sedaris’s final show at Second City Northwest in 1992 called Destiny, and How to Avoid It featuring her fellow Second City collaborators and soon-to-be Exit 57 and Strangers with Candy costars Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello. In the above clip, the three transform into an experienced tumbling trio who put on a performance that’s both physically impressive and hilarious. To see more of Sedaris, Colbert, and Dinello on the Second City stage, check out some more clips here, here, and here.