Andre the Giant: Larger Than Life
Tale of the poor French farm boy who became the most famous professional wrestler in the world. Due to a disorder that produces continual growth, Andre was 7'5" tall and weighed 450 pounds.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Portrait of the nice little boy who grew up to be the hated superstar "bad boy" of professional wrestling. Follows Steve's long and injury-filled rise to the top, and features the rare sight of Steve talking as himself and not his violent character, giving viewers the chance to know the real man behind the performer
Mick Foley: Madman Unmasked
The career of the famed pro wrestler, whose incredibly violent performances have made him a top star. Follows Foley's life from his middle-class teenage days, when he ate worms and mutilated himself, to his bizarre multiple personas in the ring and his legendary "Hell in a Cell" bout.
Harlem Globetrotters: America's Court Jesters
Tale of the "Clown Princes of Basketball", who, for nearly 75 years have brought laughs and ball-handling wizardry to fans in 114 countries. Traces their early days, when owner Abe Saperstein dubbed them the "Savoy Big Five", to the Trotters' halcyon days, when Goose Tatum and Curley Neal ranked among the world's best players.
Jeff Foxworthy: Stand-Up Guy
A Biography Special. Jeff Foxworthy became one of comedy's biggest success stories by subverting Southern stereotypes and giving self-proclaimed "rednecks" permission to laugh at themselves. His brand of relatable humor has made him a household name, yet his personal life and story remains obscured from those outside his inner circle. This profile will bring Foxworthy together with his close friends of more than 30 years--fellow comedians Kathleen Madigan, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy--for an informal conversation about his life and how his family, friends and faith helped him get to where he is today. The one-hour special will feature rarely seen photos and videos from Foxworthy's personal archive and additional interviews with his manager Larry Burns and Jay Leno.
For renegade comic Sam Kinison, nothing was out of bounds. Never afraid to be politically incorrect, Sam took on religion, women and relationships, even world hunger and the gay community. It was all the more incredible when you consider his former profession: that of Pentecostal minister. This profile looks at his early life, as the son of an outspoken preacher whose family lived in their church. It then traces his days as a minister, his struggle to make it in comedy, his reputation as a world class party animal, his transformation into one of the most successful and influential stand-ups of the 80s and early 90s, and sadly his tragic death in a car crash on the way to a performance. Includes exclusive, newly shot interviews from fellow comics and friends of Sam, including Jim Carrey, Richard Belzer, Richard Lewis, Pauley Shore and Corey Feldman, as well as members of Sam's family.
Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh
A Biography Special. In his all-too-brief career, Chris Farley connected viscerally with audiences, creating hilarious characters that have stood the test of time. Beginning in the Midwest, Farley moved his way through the Chicago improv and sketch comedy scene at IO and Second City. He broke through as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and later starred in several iconic big screen comedies. However, behind the over-the-top stage presence were insecurities that were deeply tied to his addictive personality. We'll examine Farley's tragically short life, both the amped-up force of nature in front of the camera and shy, childlike figure people knew behind the scenes. The special will utilize rare personal photos and videos, and feature new interviews with John Goodman, Al Franken, Kevin Nealon, Tom Arnold, Bobby Moynihan, Joel Murray, Kevin Farley, Brian Stack, Holly Wortell and Fred Wolf.