Posts tagged as chris farley

Watch Chris Farley Sing His Heart Out at Second City a Year Before Joining 'SNL'

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

This week we're debuting a newly unearthed clip from Second City's 72nd revue in 1989 called It Was 30 Years Ago Today featuring Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Joe Liss, Tim O'Malley, Jill Talley, Holly Wortell, and David Pasquesi performing their deceivingly romantic song "The [...]

Kenan and Fallon Have a Cosby-Off

Ok, it was less a contest and more Fallon just taking over and doing his impression for 20% of Kenan's interview. That being said he does have a very good and thorough impression. But Kenan doesn't care; he's been on TV for 19 years, since he was a kid and Jimmy was a kid and everyone was a kid. Also, it seemed like he was just waiting for his chance to sing a Tom Jones song. Watch him singing and dancing below, as well as the aforementioned Chris Farley cake sketch from All That. Remember when people described things as "all that?" What a dumb thing to be nostalgic for [...]

New Play About Chris Farley Called The Fatman Cometh Sounds Classy

So this is happening: "The life of late Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Farley is being explored in The Fatman Cometh – The Life and Death of Chris Farley, which will receive a private industry reading Feb. 28 in Manhattan." [via]

Watch Chris Farley as Matt Foley in This Pre-'SNL' Second City Performance

The Second City recently posted the above clip from a July 1990 revue called "Flag Smoking Permitted in Lobby Only, or Censorama" in which Chris Farley performs as the frenetic motivational speaker Matt Foley supported by Second City vets Bob Odenkirk, Tim Meadows, Jill Talley, David Pasquesi, Tim O'Malley, and Holly Wortell. If Farley's eight SNL appearances as the van-living Foley weren't enough for you, this wonderful vintage installment will definitely fill at least some of the Farley void in your heart.

Saturday Night's Children: Chris Farley (1990-1995)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 36 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

Whether you admire his overly physical, overly sweaty, overly overweight and beet-red and all-around over-the-top legacy or find it too representative of SNL's early 90s dependence on frat boy humor, most fans can agree that Chris Farley had a fire inside that raged every second he spent onscreen, from his timid bumbling and self-hatred in "The Chris Farley Show" sketches to his frantic and [...]

The Lost Roles of Chris Farley

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn't get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, we turn our attention to Chris Farley, the beloved comedy actor who took Second City, Saturday Night Live, and the movie industry by storm before dying a tragic death at the hands of drugs at the age of 33 in 1997. Throughout his career, Farley was tied to some pretty big movie projects that he didn't get to follow through [...]

Zach Galifianakis Set to Star in 'Confederacy of Dunces' if it Finally Gets Made

Zach Galifianakis has signed on to star in an adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's Confederacy of Dunces. This is very exciting news that should be taken with at least six grains of salt, as an adaptation of Confederacy has been the white whale to many a comedian. Since 1982, when Harold Ramis tried to adapt it for John Belushi to star, the film has been notoriously doomed. Belushi died right before the film was in pre-production, and same goes for John Candy in 1994 and Chris Farley in 1997. Most recently, Will Ferrell was in talks to star in Steven Soderbergh's version, which obviously didn't get made, though thankfully Ferrell is still completely alive.