Wisconsin Weekend: Celebrating The Work Of Chris Farley

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“Saturday Night Live” cast members Chris Farley, left, and Dana Carvey share a laugh on the set of the NBC show during a news conference in New York, Sept. 23, 1992. AP Photo/Justin Sutcliffe

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Wisconsin’s Chris Farley, the actor and funnyman who entertained millions with his unique brand of comedy. In this edition of Wisconsin Weekend, we talk about the comedian’s Madison roots, his life and career, and the movies and SNL skits that are worth re-watching this weekend with friends and family.

What Farley skit still gives you laughing fits? What was his best movie or cameo appearance? And what’s your favorite Chris Farley memory? Email ideas@wpr.org, post on the Ideas Network Facebook page, or tweet @wprmornings. You can share your story live on the air. Just call 800-642-1234 during the show.

Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Jonathan Pollack Guest