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Famous Second City Members 

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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.
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Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 81 (1933-2014) from New York City, New York, United States of America
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 48 from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 56 from Concord, Massachusetts, United States of America
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 54 from Washington, D.C., United States of America
Andy Dick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 53 from Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 66 from Ottawa, Canada
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 33 (1949-1982) from Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 33 (1964-1997) from Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 55 from Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 44 (1950-1994) from Canada, Newmarket
Eugene Levy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 72 from Hamilton, Canada
Catherine O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 64 from Toronto, Canada
Dan Castellaneta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 61 from Oak Park, USA, Illinois
Amy Sedaris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 57 from Endicott, New York, United States of America
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 68 from USA, Wilmette, Illinois
Betty Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 70 from St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 69 from St. Catharines, Canada
Jack Burns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 85 from Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Fred Willard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 79 from USA, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Robert Klein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 77 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 64 from USA, Chicago, Illinois
Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 70 (1944-2014) from USA, Chicago, Illinois
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 43 (1946-1989) from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Joe Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Second City Members
Age 77 from Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania
Peter Boyle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 71 (1935-2006) from Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America