A&E Network is set to premiere three new entries in its ‘Biography’ strand, with documentaries on comedy giants Chris Farley, Jeff Dunham and Jeff Foxworthy, premiering over two consecutive nights next month.
Biography: Chris Farley — Anything for a Laugh will bow first, looking at the brief life of funnyman Chris Farley (pictured), who rose to fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and would go on to star in major Hollywood comedies. The two-hour special makes use of rare personal photos and videos, along with interviews with John Goodman, Al Franken, Kevin Nealon, Tom Arnold, Bobby Moynihan, Joel Murray, Kevin Farley, Brian Stack, Holly Wortell and Fred Wolf.
The film is produced for A&E Network by Network Entertainment, with Derik Murray serving as executive producer. Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson serve as executive producers for A&E Network. It premieres May 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.
Meanwhile, Biography: Jeff Dunham — Talking Heads follows the life and career of comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, following him on the road and providing an intimate portrait of an otherwise private celebrity. The two-hour special features exclusive photos and performance video from Dunham’s personal archive, as well as interviews with Howie Mandel and Jay Leno.
The film is produced for A&E Network by Railsplitter Pictures, with Tim Healy, Matt Ginsburg and Erica Hanson serving as executive producers. Bryant and Abramson serve as executive producers for A&E Network. It premieres May 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.
Lastly, Biography: Jeff Foxworthy — Stand Up Guy provides a look at “redneck” stand-up comic Jeff Foxworthy, whose self-deprecating Southern American persona has made him a star in rural America. The one-hour special will feature informal conversations with fellow comedians Kathleen Madigan, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy, along with rarely-seen photos and videos from Foxworthy’s personal archive, and additional interviews with his manager Larry Burns and Jay Leno.
The film is produced for A&E Network by Free 90 Media, with Tom Brunelle and Brad Wollack serving as executive producers. Bryant and Abramson serve as executive producers for A&E Network. It premieres May 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.
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