No question; Chris Farley was madly talented. Lorne Michales calls him “infuriatingly talented”. I was lucky enough to be on set for a dress rehersal of the Patrick Swayze SNL that gave us the Chippendales skit. And it was freakin’ awesome. Yeah, I know I lucked out.
But as incredibly talented as Farley was, he was also driven by demons that ultimately took his life. And it still breaks my heart. So anyone with me when I see I Am Chris Farley will have to put up with my snuffling. I know this because I’m misty watching this trailer. Bonus? This looks like an actual in-depth look at the performer, rather than some cobbled-together-for-a-buck hack piece.
I Am Chris Farley opened in Canada June 15th, 2015, and will premiere on SpikeTV August 10th. ‘Til then, give the trailer a look. I’ma be over here with a tissue.