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Sketch Comedy 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
Died at 81 (1933-2014)

Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 48

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 66

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 64

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

Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Second City Members
Died 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
Died at 71 (1935-2006)