Stephen Colbert provides the voice of Carell-as-Fabio
Chicago’s Second City comedy group has long been an incubator for young comedians. Many famous funny people have come up through its ranks, including Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Lynch and the now-Oscar-nominated actor Steve Carell.
Luckily for us, Second City’s extensive archiving means we have this clip of the Foxcatcher actor dressed as the famous Italian fashion model, spokesperson and actor Fabio. The clip is from Second City’s 1994 revue, Are You Now or Have You Ever Been Mellow, and features the shirtless star donning a flowing blond wig.
Fun fact: that’s Carell’s future Daily Show costar Stephen Colbert providing Fabio’s voice while Carell lip-syncs his lines like “I am Fabio, and I would like to make you my very special lady tonight.”
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