In celebration of comedy, A&E Network premiered three new documentaries exploring the lives and careers of comedy giants Chris Farley, Jeff Dunham and Jeff Foxworthy. Airing across Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the specials delved deep into the careers and personal lives of these dynamic performers to give viewers an insider’s look at what it took for each to reach the top.
The funny women have stuck by each other's sides since their days on 'SNL.'
The 'Animal House' comedian was found dead at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont on March 5, 1982.
Reflections of small-town Georgia sent the stand-up on his path to fame in the 1990s.
After the comedian received his first ventriloquist's doll, he began to teach himself the skill of ventriloquism through dedicated study and practice.
'Phone Call to God' put the comedienne on the map — and on Johnny Carson's famed couch.
A random act of generosity gave the comedienne the push she needed to move to New York City to fulfill her acting dreams.
Cady Heron, Regina George, Glenn Coco, and the other students from North Shore High were based on the 'SNL' alum's friends and family.
Branded a "sick comic," the stand-up pushed boundaries with his foul-mouthed routines, which led to his 1964 arrest.
The comedians became deep, personal friends thanks to making people laugh for the good of others.
The teenage comedian graced studio 8H for the first time in 1980 and ultimately saved the struggling sketch comedy show.
The comedian's rapid-fire brain overtook his professional and personal life.
Bruised egos and resentment fueled a fight between the two comedic heavyweights and later, 'Caddyshack' costars.
The comedian’s routine led to a Supreme Court ruling and raised questions about censorship that remain unresolved.
At the peak of her fame, the fearless comedienne suffered a series of personal and professional losses. She didn’t let them stop her.
Through laughter and tears, the comedian and 'Superman' star maintained a brotherly bond.
Required to perform safe and clean routines in front of primarily white audiences, the comedian had enough of club owners telling him what to do.
The comedienne and royal may appear to be unlikely pals, but the two shared a close relationship that endured until Rivers' death in 2014.
The comedienne used the gesture as a way to silently communicate with her beloved grandmother.
The 'Tonight Show' host declared that the comedienne would be a star, but two decades later, the friends would stop speaking to each other forever.
Although known for the rapport that fueled hit films like ‘Stir Crazy,’ the famed costars did not have the same level of chemistry off-screen.