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Biography: Chris Farley – Anything for a Laugh | Sneak Peek: Whale Boy | Premieres May 27 On A&E

Chris Farley’s Second City colleagues discuss the origins of his famous “Whale Boy” character which he established while he was performing with the comedy troupe in Chicago. In his all-too-brief career, Chris Farley connected viscerally with audiences, creating hilarious characters that have stood the test of time. Beginning in the Midwest, Farley moved his way through the Chicago improv and sketch comedy scene at IO and Second City. He broke through as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" and later starred in several iconic big screen comedies. However, behind the over-the-top stage presence were insecurities that were deeply tied to his addictive personality. “Biography: Chris Farley – Anything for a Laugh” examines Farley’s tragically short life, both the amped-up force of nature in front of the camera and shy, childlike figure people knew behind the scenes. The two-hour special will utilize rare personal photos and videos, and feature new interviews with John Goodman, Al Franken, Kevin Nealon, Tom Arnold, Bobby Moynihan, Joel Murray, Kevin Farley, Brian Stack, Holly Wortell and Fred Wolf. The two-hour special premieres Monday, May 27 at 9pm ET/PT. Subscribe for more A&E shows: Check out exclusive A&E content: Website - Facebook - Twitter - A&E leads the cultural conversation through high-quality, thought provoking original programming with a unique point of view. Whether it’s the network’s distinctive brand of award-winning disruptive reality, groundbreaking documentary, or premium scripted drama, A&E’s brave storytelling always makes entertainment an art. Visit us at for more info.
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