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The Comedy World Celebrates Chris Farley
Lorne Michaels remembers him as "infuriatingly talented." The comedic genius best known for his work on Saturday Night Live died of a drug overdose back in 1997, and the comedy world is celebrating his life and career with the documentary, I Am Chris Farley.
It'll highlight the good stuff - his childhood, popular SNL sketches and memories from his closest friends in the comedy world, but it will also touch a bit on his struggle with drug abuse.
It seems his legacy is in his true on-stage talent. Friends say capturing his gift on TV or in movies was difficult, and that his true comedic genius came out during one of his live performances.
As an avid SNL watcher and comedy lover, I'm sad that I'll never be able to see Farley perform, but more than that, I'm sad for the SNL family. When you watch the show as much as I do, the feeling of community that exists in Studio 8H becomes obvious. I imagine dealing with the loss of an integral part of the comedy team is unbearable.
For those who enjoyed watching Chris Farley on SNL, this documentary will be nostalgic. For those of us that missed his time there (I was just a toddler when his most famous sketches aired) the documentary will shed light on his life and comedy career.
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The documentary will open in theaters on July 31.
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