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Chris Farley

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Michael Grecco

The new Chris Farley documentary — which screens at the Orpheum Theater Aug. 8, airs on Spike TV Aug. 10 and is available via video on demand and iTunes Aug. 11 — is a gentle reminder of a comedic legacy. more

Movies

In the 1980s, I lived near a tiny theater in downtown Madison called Ark Improv. A comedian named Chris Farley performed in this converted garage, and the place seemed way too small for him. more

Comedy

Chris Farley was raised in Madison and performed here professionally at the Ark Improv Theatre. He was also buried here after his untimely death in 1997. So I feel comfortable claiming his brilliant work on "Saturday Night Live" for our city. more

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