I Am Chris Farley


I Am Chris Farley is a documentary film that will tell the bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedians who ever graced the stage, screen and television, before his untimely death at the tender age of only 33. Immortalized for his uniquely bold, energetic, and in-your-face comedic style, Chris Farley’s off the charts talent cemented his place as a key player in a movement that evolved and redefined the comedic genre. Although he was only in the spotlight for a short time, Chris nevertheless left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry through his groundbreaking work in Second City, Saturday Night Live, several feature films, and comedy clubs across the country.

With the full cooperation and participation of the Farley family, I Am Chris Farley features original interviews with Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack and Fred Wolf and of course the Farley family. In addition to these interviews, the film will showcase clips of Farley’s most memorable characters and skits from television and film, paired with iconic photographs, home movies and family snapshots, to fully round out the story of this comedy legend.

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