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Did you find Chris Farley to be a funny actor?
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YES: he's a legend. 5 33.33%
NO: he was never funny. 4 26.67%
SOMETIMES: in certain roles (list what they are) 6 40.00%
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Chris Farley: funny or nah?
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Chris Farley: funny or nah?

Do you (did you) find Chris Farley to be, in general, a funny actor?


To me, he was not funny... like, at all. That flailing around and acknowledging that you're a fat person, is not inherently funny to me. I like plenty of actors who use physical comedy (Jim Carrey, Steve Martin, etc.), so that's not the reason I don't like Farley.

I remember enjoying 'Beverly Hills Ninja'... as a kid; but I also liked scratch n sniff stickers and trash like 'Ren and Stimpy' when i was a kid. After I grew up and saw his work as an adult, his shtick lost all appeal and i do not understand why he's praised as a comedy legend.


if you disagree, please explain what made him such a great comedic performer.


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I enjoyed him in my teens and maybe very early 20's, but the 'I'm a stupid fat person and these are my fat stupid antics' schtick isn't very funny, you can get away with it here and there, but film after film, it gets old and that's all he's really ever had to go on. At least in film. 'Tommy Boy' is the last thing of his I recall that I enjoyed, doubt I'd find it humorous now.

Why I don't really care of Melissa McCarthy, she tries the same shit in many of her films. Granted, they're writing for her and she'd be stupid to not take the money/work.


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Funny.


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Lol... funny.


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Funny, but he did star in some stinker films like Black Sheep and Beverly Hills Ninja.

Tommy Boy and SNL were his best.


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SNL skits were mostly good. Especially with co-stars that would help out in the skit.

Movies: meh, hit or miss.

McCarthy is trash though.


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I picked "sometimes". I like him in two things. Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. Great movies.

Fat guy in a little coat.


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that's the exact thing I'm talking about.

he's fat and he's wearing a small coat... what's funny about that scene?

he's literally saying the words "fat guy in little coat"... to explain to us what we can already see. So not only is the "joke" not funny, it's insulting to our intelligence, like we couldn't see that he's a fat guy wearing a little coat.

it's like a laugh track that tells you when you're supposed to laugh because the joke isn't actually funny.


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Dude you just do not get the 90s.

He's fat, he knows he is fat. Fatty fatty two by four, can't get through the kitchen door.


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I love his SNL skits, but his movies were more or less, all shit.


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I love his SNL skits, but his movies were more or less, all shit.

Thats about right.


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I've only really seen him in Tommy Boy and some SNL stuff in Youtube.

Liked him in Tommy Boy for the most part, but his SNL stuff ranged from very funny to just... Not great iirc.


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even on SNL, he wasn't funny.





why do you people think acting like a mentally retarded person is funny?


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"general idiocy"

perfect encapsulation for his comedy.


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Originally posted by Khazra Reborn
I love his SNL skits, but his movies were more or less, all shit.


Pretty much how I feel. But he showed some charm in his movies, so there's that.

No one's saying he's high-brow humor. But he was funny. His complete inhibition and dedication to humor is very much like Jim Carey or Will Farrell. So yeah, he's a legend.

This probably belonged in the celebrity forum, but I guess too much was at stake with wash's ego on the line. roll eyes (sarcastic) laughing out loud


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Feel like this is more of a rant thread

Tbh I don't think I've see him in anything I've watched, looking at his stuff I don't think I'd find him funny at all so I'll stay clear of him and let marwash keep complaining about how Farley is a terrible human being


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Funny, but he did star in some stinker films like Black Sheep and Beverly Hills Ninja.

Tommy Boy and SNL were his best.
wtf, how did you not like Beverly Hills Ninja? Its up there WITH Tommy Boy for me.


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even on SNL, he wasn't funny.





why do you people think acting like a mentally retarded person is funny?


I suppose you disliked Billy Madison too, huh?

Anyway, let people have their tastes dude. To me, Chris Farley was hilarious, although no one compares to the king (Rodney Dangerfield).


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This is an old and obscure SNL skit that my brother and I quote all the time. It's a classic. For some reason it's never on YouTube, but it's pretty hilarious, and not just about Chris Farley, though he's in it...

https://vimeo.com/14375224


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This probably belonged in the celebrity forum, but I guess too much was at stake with wash's ego on the line. roll eyes (sarcastic) laughing out loud
ego? That doesn't even make sense. I know I'm in the minority thinking he's not funny. I wasn't looking for validation. I was looking for other people to explain why they thought the guy was funny.


i made the thread so the discussion could be had without derailing the other thread where the conversation started.

you seem to be taking this way more personal than i am.


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