Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Paperback Book, An Award & THS

Well it has been a while since my last update and I have come across some various news items about this blog's namesake, Chris Farley. First off if you have not picked up Tom Farley and Tanner Colby's book The Chris Farley Show: A Biography In Three Acts do so. On May 26 it was released in paperback check out for the least expensive price.

Last year around this time the first ever Chris Farley award was presented at the Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival. Well this year has brought us the second winner of the award, Pat Finn. Pat was one of Chris's best friends from High School and ended up one of the pallbearers at Chris's funeral. He performed with Farley at Second City and has moved on to other improv comedy teams since most recently with Beer Shark Mice. Along with providing personal stories in The Chris Farley Show book he has also contributed to Marylin D Andersen's book(which I have not read yet) Chris Farley (They Died Too Young) and according to the IO West he took part in the Natural High video series volume 4 on drug awareness for High Schools in which he talks about Chris's drug problems. This video is to be released soon. The award was presented by George Wendt (NORM!) on June 1st 2009 at the IO Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival.

And finally I must thank my wife for watching her favorite late night talk show Chelsea Lately last week on the E! channel. You see she saw a preview for the True Hollywood Story (THS) Top 10 Greatest Stories Ever Told and decided to watch it the next day. Well two stories in she shouted for me in a way she does anytime that Chris is on TV and said "Guess who is number eight?" The clip is about three minutes long and if you come across it on the schedule it occurs within the first twenty minutes of the show and is worth seeing for the clips alone. It shows just how funny Chris is simply walking down the street and shouting at his fans. Here is a short clip E! put on their website:

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