New Chris Farley Documentary!

Skipping along the fair, vast meadows of the world wide internets, I stumbled upon something I had not yet previously heard about. Apparently there has been a documentary about the one and only Chris Farley being made for awhile now. Why haven’t I heard of this? I don’t know but I’m happy now.

The title is “I Am Chris Farley”. The “I Am” thing looks like it’s turning out to be a series. The guys making this film are the same guys who made I Am Evel Knievel”, “I Am Steve McQueen”, and “I Am Bruce Lee” which all should be worth a watch.

Quite a bit of notable folks were interviewed about Chris and their experiences with them. The list includes “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 family members including his brother Kevin, a comedian and actor, and his brothers Tom Jr. and Johnny, with sister Barbara.”

The trailer for the film isn’t up on the official website yet but it has popped up all over the net somehow. Behold:

This will be shown in a few select theaters in a few big US cities including New York, LA, Philly, and others. The World TV premiere will be on Spike on August 10th at 10 pm eastern. If you don’t know about Farley…….well wtf? Watch this and pretend you saw it 5 years ago.

Well here’s to another couple months of waiting, cheers!

-KJ Willy

P.S.

You can pre-order a copy here.

Chris Rock. Please Come on Stage.

Chris Rock, one of the greatest stand up acts of all time, reportedly worth around $70 million because of the genius comedic adventures over time, is fifty years old. Wtf. What happened to the years?? Should we be worried about Chris? His 50th year on this planet is kind of mysterious. He does still regularly post to twitter but other than that I’m not sure what he’s doing. What makes it even weirder is this from his wikipedia page. “Rock is a vocal critic of racial profiling and often speaks of the everyday racism he experiences, despite being famous. In a 2013 episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld, Rock and Seinfeld are pulled over by the police for speeding. In the episode Rock admits to Seinfeld that “If you weren’t here, I’d be scared. Yeah, I’m famous – still black.” In 2015, Rock was pulled over three times in the first three months. Each time Rock posted a selfie of the incident, so far without further comment”. I’m not saying it’s weird for him to be racially profiled, I’m saying it’s weird that he’s kinda been quiet this year. I want him to be loud. Chris Rock loud. Here’s the episode with Jerry, they get pulled over at 13:57:

“Kids Need Bullying”

Believe it or not, some people have not seen Chris Rock’s specials. If you are one of those people it is time for you to catch up. Like right now.

Here is his very first special on HBO entitled “Big Ass Jokes” from 1994.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYz_UOi0CpQ

Second Special “Bring the Pain” from 1996.

Third Special “Bigger and Blacker” from 1999.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y54_AHO4CkM

Fourth Special”Never Scared” from 2004. (Could only find a playlist of this one that doesn’t contain all material)

Fifth Special “Kill the Messenger” from 2008. It’s a mashup from three different locations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Dl6QeGeNI

So here’s to hoping he comes out and records his next special very soon, cause we need more of this.

-KJ Willy