Watch a young Stephen Colbert's amazing farewell to Second City

Yes, it is a musical performance

Published January 28, 2015 5:25AM (EST)

  (The Second City Network)
(The Second City Network)

This week Splisider sifted through archival footage provided by Second City (legendary improv comedy troupe) and unearthed this gem: video of Stephen Colbert's farewell to Second City.

The year was 1994, the act was introduced by Steve Carell, and the show was a medley of songs written by Colbert and fellow cast-mates during their time at Second City. The musical act was performed by Colbert Paul Dinello (Colbert's writing partner), Dave Razowsky, Scott Allman and more.

If you've been missing your daily dose of Colbert, or fretting over whether he'll be an excellent "Late Show" host, just watch this clip and enjoy.

By Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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