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, Second City sent us another clip from the legendary 1997 revue Paradigm Lost featuring Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Jenna Jolovitz, and Jim Zulevic. In the above scene, Adsit plays a man who goes to take his driving test, and Dorff plays the DMV employee who administers the test. Unlike most driving tests, this one includes “real world driving ability” challenges like eating fast food, flying through yellow lights, music head-bopping, and applying makeup. Watch some more clips from Paradigm Lost here and here.