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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)
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 45
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 56
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
age 53
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 63
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 33 (1949-1982)
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 55
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)
Eugene Levy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 72
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
age 57
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 68
Betty Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 70
Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 69
Jack Burns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 85
Fred Willard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 79
Robert Klein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 77
Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 61
Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 70 (1944-2014)
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 43 (1946-1989)
Joe Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 77
Peter Boyle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Second City Members
Dec. at 71 (1935-2006)