David Spade just one of many ‘SNL’ alums in Farleys’ ‘Hollywood & Wine’

HollywoodNews.com: Ever since becoming a Hollywood commentator on “Saturday Night Live’s” Weekend Update, David Spade has always been embraced by audiences for his biting sense of humor.

It’s a character that has resonated throughout his career: Being the sassy guy in such sitcoms as NBC’s “Just Shoot Me” and CBS’ “Rules of Engagement.”

Spade continues to shine in the comedy “Hollywood & Wine” making its World Premiere at the Hollywood Film Festival on Saturday, October 23 at 7 p.m at the Hollywood ArcLight Theater. Buy tickets here.

Kevin Farley and John Farley keep their wits about them as a bunch of mafia hitmen in “Hollywood & Wine”

Similar to Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups,” “Hollywood & Wine” assembles an all-star cast of “SNL” alums including Chris Kattan, Norm MacDonald, Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz. Chazz Palminteri, Pamela Anderson, Vivica A. Fox and Jeremy London also headline.

The comedy which follows a burgeoning actress, Diane Blaine (Nicky Whelan), and her dilemma as she’s mistaken for superstar Jayme Stephens was co-directed by Matt Berman and Chris Farley’s brother, Kevin. Farley, along with his brother John, have been making their mark lately in independent comedy cinema as directors, writers and producers.

Chris Kattan plays Diane’s boyfriend who shoulders her problem as she’s pursued by a mobster kingpin Geno Scarpacci (Palminteri). Norm MacDonald stars in a knee slapping turn as a Clint Eastwood-John Huston type filmmaker whose prestigious career has taken a 180 into porn.

Both Farleys star in “Hollywood & Wine” and also have another short at the festival “Winner: Best Short Film” which is showing in the Shorts Program 9 on Sunday, October 24 at 3 p.m. Buy tix here.

In “Hollywood & Wine,” Spade plays a late night talk show host Harvey Harrison, whose character isn’t that far from the blunt commentator he portrayed on “Weekend Update” and on Comedy Central’s “The Showbiz Show” — a host who adores the company of sexy, female guests.

Quips Spade to Ask Men about how his onscreen life begins and never fades, “I think a lot of (playing Dunbar) came out of my role on ‘Just Shoot Me’. And that spilled over into real life because, since my character dated models on the old show, it blurred into reality that David Spade dates models.”


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