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Watch Chris Farley Perform ‘Matt Foley’ Three Years Before His SNL Debut

If you thought Chris Farley channeled his inner motivational speaker only in his SNL years, you should see this video of the character taking shape back in Farley’s Second City comedy days.

It doesn’t appear to have had much of an evolution, which is just fine, because the character and sketch approach comedic perfection. And it rings true for all of us, because deep down, our darkest fear is living in a van down by the river.

Which river? Doesn’t matter. They’re all terrible.

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