Stephen Colbert’s Life Was Far More Interesting Than You Imagined

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Now a budding performer in the Chicago area, Colbert landed a day-job at The Second City improv comedy theater –students of which include such comedy legends as Bill Murray, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler (definitely not an exhaustive list). As an employee Stephen became a student himself, gaining skills, credence, and most importantly, connections that have helped his career ever since.

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Colbert moved to New York after a stint touring with The Second City crew as Steve Carell’s understudy. He worked with fellow The Second City alumni Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello on a sketch comedy show called Exit 57, which only aired for 12 episodes.

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