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The First Trailer for “I Am Chris Farley” Will Make You Laugh and Cry


Today, BuzzFeed released their exclusive first look at the trailer of  I Am Chris Farley, the upcoming documentary about the beloved comedian who died of a drug overdose in 1997. The film opens in select theaters on July 31 and makes a television debut on Spike on August 10 followed by a VOD release on August 11. In the film, Saturday Night Live alums David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, and more reflect on the comedian’s life and legacy. The film tracks Farley from his early days in Madison, Wisconsin and at Marquette University, through his work at Second City, Saturday Night Live and in films such as Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. Directed by filmmakers Brent Hodge and Derik Murray of A Brony Tale and I Am Evel Knievel fame, the documentary incorporates clips of both Farley’s early and most famous work, but also highlights home movies provided by Farley’s family including his four siblings who were involved in the production.  The film will be a fascinating watch for fans who want to learn more about Farley’s life and work from the perspectives of those who knew him best.



Article written by Abby Newcom