Before They Were Famous: 9 Comedians' Awesomely Bad First Gigs (VIDEOS)

08/30/2010 08:18 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A few weeks ago we brought you an unearthed awkward bank commercial featuring a young Tina Fey circa 1995, and later on the now-infamous video showing one of Paul Rudd's first gigs as a bat mizvah DJ. Then we got to thinking - what were some of our other favorite funny folks' earliest gigs? More terrible commercials? Cheesey anti-drug PSAs? Guest spots on 90s teen sitcoms? Well, we were right. Below you'll find 9 comedians (or comedic actors) working in all three of those categories before they hit it big. You have to pay the rent somehow, right? Check out some of your favorite funny people in these early gigs, and vote for your favorite!

Actors' first gigs
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