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List Rules Notable people in the Second City improv and sketch comedy troupe

List of Famous Second City Members ranked by fame and popularity. The Second City is a improv based sketch comedy organization that was started in Chicago in 1959, expanded to Toronto in 1973 and now has a theatre in Los Angeles. The Second City hosts performances and classes and it has been the training ground for many of the entertainment industries' funniest individuals.

Who is the most famous Second City member? Veteran comedian Joan Rivers tops our list. The opinionated, comic best known for her stand up routines spent some time in 1961 performing on The Second City main stage. Other funny ladies who started their comedy careers at Second City include Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey and Catherine O'Hara.

“Saturday Night Live” found many of their featured players at The Second City. The late, great “Animal House” star John Belushi got his start at The Second City as did Dan Akroyd, Chris Farley and Mike Meyers. Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, John Candy and the voice of Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta, all have Second City listed on their impressive resumes.

Who do you think will be the next big start to emerge from The Second City. Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Second City Members
Joan Rivers Died at 81 (1933-2014)

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Second City Members
Tina Fey age 46

Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Second City Members
Steve Carell age 54

Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Second City Members

Andy Dick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Second City Members
Andy Dick age 51

Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dan Aykroyd age 64

John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Second City Members
John Belushi Died at 33 (1949-1982)

Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Second City Members
Chris Farley Died at 33 (1964-1997)

Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Second City Members
Mike Myers age 53

John Candy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Second City Members
John Candy Died at 44 (1950-1994)

Eugene Levy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Second City Members
Eugene Levy age 70

Catherine O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Second City Members

Dan Castellaneta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Second City Members

Amy Sedaris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Second City Members
Amy Sedaris age 56

Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Second City Members
Bill Murray age 65

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Betty Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Second City Members
Betty Thomas age 68

Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dave Thomas age 67

Jack Burns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Second City Members
Jack Burns age 82

Fred Willard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Second City Members
Fred Willard age 76

Robert Klein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Second City Members
Robert Klein age 75

Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Second City Members
Jim Belushi age 62

Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Second City Members
Harold Ramis Died at 70 (1944-2014)

Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Second City Members
Gilda Radner Died at 43 (1946-1989)

Joe Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Second City Members
Joe Flaherty age 75

Peter Boyle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Second City Members
Peter Boyle Died at 71 (1935-2006)

Tim O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Second City Members
Tim O'Malley age 58

Bill Applebaum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Second City Members

Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Second City Members
Bill Hader age 38

Tom Gianas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Second City Members
Tom Gianas age 52

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Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Second City Members
Rachel Dratch age 51

Shelley Long is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Second City Members
Shelley Long age 67

Jack McBrayer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Second City Members
Jack McBrayer age 43

Adam McKay is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Second City Members
Adam McKay age 48

George Wendt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Second City Members
George Wendt age 68

Del Close is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Second City Members
Del Close Died at 65 (1934-1999)

Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Second City Members
Tim Meadows age 56

Alan Arkin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Second City Members
Alan Arkin age 83

Bonnie Hunt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Second City Members
Bonnie Hunt age 55

Richard Kind is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Second City Members
Richard Kind age 60

John Kapelos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Second City Members
John Kapelos age 59

Jeff Richmond is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Second City Members
Jeff Richmond age 54

Neil Flynn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Second City Members
Neil Flynn age 56

Bob Odenkirk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Second City Members
Bob Odenkirk age 54

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Jill Talley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Second City Members
Jill Talley age 54

Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Second City Members
Martin Short age 67

Brian Doyle-Murray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Second City Members

Karen Hines is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Second City Members
Karen Hines age 52

Mary Gross is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Second City Members
Mary Gross age 64

Richard Libertini is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Second City Members

Joel Murray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Second City Members
Joel Murray age 53