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John Candy

  1. book excerpt
    The John Candy Joke That Still Makes Steve Martin CryAn excerpt from the new book Wild and Crazy Guys.
  2. Harold Ramis Looks Back on Working at the ‘SCTV’ ‘Comedy House’ with John […]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 […]
  3. Watch John Candy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, and More in a 1982 […]No matter how successful your comedy career might get, it’s always important to take some time out for some recreation now and then. That’s […]
  4. John Candy Pays Tribute to Bad Improv for Second City Chicago’s 25th […]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 […]
  5. David Steinberg Introduces the World to the Cast of ‘SCTV’The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  6. Bill Oakley Breaks Down SCTV’s “Dr. Tongue’s Evil House of Pancakes”“It didn’t dawn on me until years later all the layers of humor that’s in it.”
  7. I’m Your Uncle Buck: The Low-Key Career Path of John CandyI saw Wagons East! in the theater during its short run. I used to ride the bus down to the comic book store every Saturday, and if I had any […]
  8. Zach Galifianakis Set to Star in ‘Confederacy of Dunces’ if it Finally […]Zach Galifianakis has signed on to star in an adaptation of John Kennedy Toole’s Confederacy of Dunces. This is very exciting news that should […]
  9. Which Comedian Had the Greatest Five-Year Span of Films?In the days leading up to the release of Tower Heist, one of the many, many stories I read about Eddie Murphy stated that from roughly […]
  10. The Strange Fad of Comedian-Based Saturday Morning CartoonsMaria Bamford has a great bit about how she wants to have a TV sitcom someday called Me, My Mom, and a Monster, in which she, her mother, and a […]
  11. eureka
    How Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy Connect Every Single Buddy ComedyIf you trace a line of co-stars between them, you hit nearly every single buddy comedy alum of the past 50 years.
  12. the time of your life
    A Timeline of 24 Years of Dirty Dancing Pop-Culture ReferencesFor 24 years, saying “nobody puts Baby in a corner” has been a surefire applause line.
  13. The Lost Roles of John CandyCasting is one of the most important processes in movie making. Placing the right actors in the right roles can determine whether or not an […]
  14. 50 Famous Faces From Second CitySecond City, the famous comedy theater in Chicago, has produced an almost obscene number of comedy stars, from Tina Fey to Fred Willard to […]
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    Tracy Morgan Outlines Plan to Make Sobriety CoolGwen Stefani, Clive Owen, and more!