Early Videos Of John Belushi at Second City in 1972

After starting his own comedy troupe, The West Compass Trio, with Tino Insana and Steve Beshekas, in 1971 John Belushi was asked to join the cast of The Second City. At Second City, he met and began working with Harold Ramis.

In the below sketch “Funeral,” John Belushi plays the humiliated son of a father who died a less-than-respectable death alongside ensemble performers Joe Flaherty, Harold Ramis, Jim Fisher, Judy Morgan, and Eugenie Ross-Leming as his grieving friends and family.


Here’s a Second City clip featuring Belushi showing off his Truman Capote impersonation that he would later bring to his run on SNL.