I’ve always been a fan of Sandler’s; Happy Gilmore is one of my favorite comedies of all time, and his recent Netflix special, 100% Fresh did not disappoint. It was one of the funniest comedy specials I have ever seen, up there with Sebastian Maniscalco’s.
(For a better review of the special than I could ever hope to write, here is Jason Zinoman’s review in the New York Times.)
I was not aware that music is such a big part of Sandler’s routine, and the highlight of the show for me was a moving tribute to his friend, Chris Farley.
Here’s my favorite verse:
Hey buddy, life’s moved on but you still bring us so much joy
Make my kids laugh with your Youtube clips or Tommy Boy
And when they ask me who’s the funniest guy I ever knew
I tell hands down without a doubt it’s you
Here’s the Farley tribute from the Netflix special; he also performed it this past weekend on Saturday Night Live. I’ve also included my favorite Chris Farley routine from Saturday Night Live; playing motivational speaker Matt Foley.
I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next from Sandler. His deal with Netflix, for an estimated $250 million, requires him to make four original movies for the streaming service.