Chris Farley was the original Shrek

The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts, the brilliant comedian’s biography is set to be released on May 6. There’s a certain gentlemen’s magazine (name withheld in deference to the parents of the kids who read my books. Hint – the girls next door love it.) that has an excellent article on the book and Farley this month. The section about Shrek is the most interesting. All indications are that his performance was powerful and vulnerable and would have given us a much different take on Shrek. I don’t know about you, but I would love to hear those recordings. If the Farley family wants to raise real money for The Chris Farley Foundation they should work with the studio to release an audio box set of Farley’s Shrek recordings. That would be huge. No disrespect to Mike Myers, but I would really like to hear Farley’s interpretation of the big green ogre.

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