A Van Down By the River

Happy birthday, big guy.

Chris Farley, who was plucked from this world far too soon, was born February 15, 1964.

He would go on to be a bright, shining star — fearless, full of life, living solely to make others laugh, regardless of what toll it took on his own body.

Tommy Boy is a treasure — a treasure I say!! — but it was on Saturday Night Live where Farley made his greatest impact.

Dancing alongside Patrick Swayze, or playing the lunch lady who made Adam Sandler’s heart soar, he was gold.

Never more so than here, in my favorite of his sketches.