The Second City is a comedy club based out of Chicago that's produced some of the greatest comedians since 1959. One of those greats is Tina Fey.

Here’s what she has to say about The Second City:

I think it was the best job I ever had, the happiest time of my life.

Check out a clip of Fey (and fellow Second City-to-SNL-er Rachel Dratch) from her Second City days, below. (Fair warning, the clip is NSFW.):

Her days at Second City led her to become the first female head writer of Saturday Night Live. Men usually dominate the world of comedy, but in every generation, there seems to be at least one female that can "keep up with the boys." Since Fey found a home in The Second City, she has been breaking through barriers on and off the screen! Some of her best-known work include Mean Girls, 30 Rock and SNL's Weekend Update.

Contributed by Jessica White