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Before Saturday Night Live: Rare footage of Chris Farley’s motivational speaker character (Video)

Before Saturday Night Live: Rare footage of Chris Farley’s motivational speaker character (Video)

By | February 24, 2014 at 10:21 am | One comment

If you were a fan of Saturday Night Live back in the '90s, one of your favorite sketches was probably Chris Farley's motivational speaker Matt Foley: the man with a little bit of a "weight problem" you hired to talk some sense into your teenagers so that they don't end up...

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Starbucks-owned Seattle’s Best Coffee launches Second City comedy show

By | April 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm | One comment

Today, in “cool brands partnering with comedy groups” news, we have a quick item from Seattle’s Best Coffee. The Starbucks-owned coffee enterprise is debuting its “Declare Your Level Show” on April 13, an online improv comedy show. Here’s how it works: actors and...

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Second City comedy matriarch dies at 80, taught Belushi, Murray, Farley

By | February 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm | No comments

Sad news from Chicago today. Joyce Sloane, matriarch of Second City, passed away at 80. She’s responsible for discovering and cultivating some of comedy’s greatest talents, including John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, and Bill Murray. Associated with Second City for...

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Patton Oswalt, Rob Corddry, more join TBS’s Just For Laughs festival

By | April 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm | No comments

Patton Oswalt, Adam Corolla, Rob Corddry, and George Wendt are just a few of the new names announced this week who will be added to the already-impressive lineup at TBS's Just For Laughs comedy festival, going down June 15-19 in Chicago. Joining the likes of already confirmed...

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