Adam Sandler owes his big break to Saturday Night Live and last night he returned to host the show for the first time in his career. Sandler used the show’s 10-to-1 spot to deliver a moving tribute to fellow comedian, the late Chris Farley. Farley died of a cocaine and morphine overdose in 1997 at 33-years-old. Take a look at the tribute that brought the cast to tears below.
According to Leslie Jones, there wasn’t a dry eye “In. The. House.”
In part of the song, Sandler reflected on how he shared his concerns about Farley’s drug and alcohol abuse, warning that he would end up dead, like John Belushi or John Candy. Tragically Farley was unfazed, saying that it was okay because he looked up to those guys.
The performance was set against clips of Farley and Sandler performing classic skits like “the Bumble Bee Girl” or “Van Down by the River.” Sandler also recalled some of their closest moments, and how much his children enjoy Farley clips on YouTube.
As part of his Netflix special, Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh, Sandler also presents a tribute to his fallen pal.