Second City Alumni

The Second City Theatre has been taking no-namers and making them into superstars since 1959. See which alumni have really hit it big!

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Scott Gries
Before Tina Fey became a Sarah Palin impersonator she was working at the front desk of a YMCA facility in Evanston to pay for classes at Second City.
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Si la tendencia es demasiado recargada para ti, opta como Tina Fey, por prendas sólidas en los tonos de temporada, con una discreta aplicación Victoriana.
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TELEMUNDO 51
Bonnie Hunt always seems to have a smile on her face. And if not, she's putting the smile on our faces.
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Justin Sullivan
He's not just an actor, but also an avid golfer. Billy Murray takes to the course at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
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John Hancock
Adam McKay (left) has a plethora of talents: producer, director, writer and actor. No plans on slowing down anytime soon!
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Kevin Winter
You won't hear Dan Castellaneta muttering any "doh's" about his career moves. This guy is the star of one of the longest running animated shows on television. Hailing from Oak Park, we couldn't be any more proud of this Chicago native!
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Kevin Winter
It's all dancing for Dan Aykroyd (left) and Jim Belushi (right). Wonder if Aykroyd and Jim's older brother John, ever knew the saying " It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses" would make them Chicago heroes.
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John Hancock
Martin Short appeared in Chicago not too long ago for the "Just For Laughs" tour, but watch out! He's coming back for the one night only Chicago reunion of the cast of 'SCTV'.
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Telemundo San Antonio
We'd like to say Eugene Levy is most notable for performing at Second City, but then we'd probably be lying. Those eyebrows have got to be the most notable thing about him.
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Fremont Police
Not only was Stephen Colbert a Second City alumnus, but he also got his kicks performing in plays at Northwestern where he graduated in 1986.
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Bryan Bedder
Rachel Dratch, she sure is a goofy one! While with Second City she appeared in four revues, Pinata Full of Bees, Citizen Gates, Paradigm Lost, and Promisekeepers Losers Weepers.
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Kevin Winter
Mike Myers started in the Second City Canadian Touring Company, but soon came to Chicago to work with the Improv Olympic.
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Olga Soboleva, Vanguard Properties
Steve Carell, the man of "The Office"!
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Actor Steve Carell and producer Harold Ramis share a chat at the 2007 NBC All Star Game. Are they talking about their old days at Second City?
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Evan Agostini
SCTV actress Andrea Martin performs during the American Theatre Wing Annual Spring Gala. We wonder if she pulls these faces while voicing for shows such as "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius"?
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Kevin Winter
Second City was only a couple years old when Joan Rivers joined in 1961.
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