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.
The 4th of July is upon us, so this week Second City unearthed a very patriotic clip for us from the 1991 revue Economy of Errors featuring Fran Adams, Steve Carell, Michael McCarthy, Tim O’Malley, John Rubano, Jill Talley, and Ron West. In the above clip, Carell, West, Rubano, and O’Malley play the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, who sing a beautifully harmonized song celebrating America’s greatest claim to fame: being a military superpower. Check out some more vintage Carell clips here, here, and here.