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Sketch Comedy Famous Second City Members  

Xavier Freeman
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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 47

Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 55

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 52

Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 65

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

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

Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 54

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

Eugene Levy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 71

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 65

Betty Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 69

Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 68

Jack Burns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 84

Fred Willard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 78

Robert Klein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 76

Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 63

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 76

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

Tim O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 60

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
age 37

Tom Gianas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 53

Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 52

Shelley Long is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 68

Jack McBrayer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 44

Adam McKay is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 49

George Wendt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 69

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

Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 57

Alan Arkin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 84

Bonnie Hunt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 56

Richard Kind is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 61

John Kapelos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 62

Jeff Richmond is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 57

Neil Flynn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 57

Bob Odenkirk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 55

Jill Talley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 55

Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 68

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
age 55

Mary Gross is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Second City Members
age 65

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
age 54