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 marks two holidays – the official one, Veteran’s Day, is today, while Friday is pretty much a holiday for Mr. Show fans waiting to finally check out the new Netflix series W/ Bob & David. With that, this week’s clip is another sketch from Second City’s 1990 revue Flag Smoking Permitted in Lobby Only or Censorama featuring ensemble performers Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Bob Odenkirk, Jill Talley, Tim O’Malley, David Pasquesi, and Holly Wortell. It’s a grand parody of On the Town, only instead of New York City it’s set in Chicago, where the three young sailors decide to explore the city’s seedier side through the Board of Tourism’s trademark “Underbelly Tour.” Check out some more clips from the revue here, here, and here.