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.
It’s Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, and if you’re spending it with family, you’ve probably already started mental preparations in advance of all the family debates and bickering that will inevitably happen throughout the day. In light of all that, this week we’ve unearthed two Thanksgiving-themed Second City clips that send up some of the crazier family dynamics that happen around the holidays – the first clip (above) is from 2011 and stars Mary Sohn, Brendan Jennings, Tim Baltz, and SNL’s Aidy Bryant, while the clip below features ensemble performers Steve Carell, Paul Dinello, Fran Adams, Michael McCarthy, John Rubano, Ruth Rudnick, and Amy Sedaris from 1992. Happy Thanksgiving, and good luck tomorrow!