Tag: Chris Farley

The Biggest Comedian You've Never Heard Of

Like some sort of Zelig or Forrest Gump, Del Close has influenced, touched, and taught just about every comedian for the past four decades. He directed at Second City for years, created the Harold out in San Francisco in the 60s, was “House Metaphysician” for Saturday Night Live, wrote comic books, and, of course, taught... Read more »

Selling the Dead

Does a DirectTV ad honor or disturb Chris Farley’s memory? Using deceased celebrities in commercials is nothing new, but the last two DirectTV ads are using people who died under particularly sad circumstances.  This ad uses Heather O’Rourke from the Poltergeist movies, who died at 12 years of age due to intestinal stenosis.    When... Read more »