Also featuring SNL's Rachel Dratch and 30 Rock's Scott Adsit+ READ ARTICLE
Before Tina Fey was the brilliant and famous person we know today, she was a brilliant, un-famous person who performed at Chicago’s Second City theater. In this 1997 clip, unearthed by Splitsider, we get to see Fey playing a public radio host named Lynn Mahevic — years before she became a regular on Saturday Night Live.
The very funny 15-minute sketch is all improvised based on an audience member’s suggestion of “banana.” That alone should indicate how talented the performers are. Along with Fey, you’ll notice fellow SNL alum Rachel Dratch, along with Scott Adsit, who played Pete Hornberger alongside Fey in 30 Rock.