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Improv Fri Jan 27 2012

From the Vault: "The Second City's 149 1/2 Edition"

The Second City has a deep vault of material shot over the years that they've posted on YouTube -- including a special made-for-TV show called "The Second City's 149½th Edition" made for A&E. The 48-minute show featured a young Steve Carrell and Jackie Hoffman; Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris were among the writers. It's hard to tell whether it ever aired, but it was available on VHS from A&E Home Video. Watch the whole thing, sans commercials, here:

 

Jamie / April 15, 2013 11:58 AM

Um, NO Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris WERE NOT writers. I was there; I know. Steve was the "next big thing" as we shot that show and as fame would go, he wasn't the "next big thing" until 15 years later.

Andrew Huff / April 17, 2013 6:03 PM

@Jamie: Colbert and Sedaris are listed in the credits as "Second City Theater Writers." Does that mean they were not writers on this production?

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What then is to be made of the Hypocrites' new stage production, All Our Tragic? This massive opus, comprising all 32 surviving Greek tragedy plays re-written and directed by Sean Graney, lasts a staggering 12 hours, including intermissions and meal breaks. Ben and Mike go the distance.
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