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 clip comes from a Second City alumni benefit from 2014, where all proceeds went to Gilda’s Club. In the above scene, David Koechner plays the spotlight-stealing father of Aidy Bryant and Jack McBrayer and gives them some pointers about the “skit” they’re working hard to perfect. Second City tells us the scene was inspired by a story told by Fred Willard, who you can see in the background alongside John Hartman, Mike Kosinski, Tawny Newsome, George Wendt, T.J. Jagodowski. Scott Adsit, and Tim Meadows.