Two Funnymen, Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, With Serious Ambitions | NYTimes.com
Assuming Judd Apatow doesn't change his mind, and he often does, his new movie, "Funny People," will begin with a scene of Adam Sandler as no paying audience has ever seen him. In grainy video a boyishly goofy Mr. Sandler, still in his 20s with a tilted baseball cap on his head, is shown as he lies across a messy bed in a dingy Los Angeles apartment, making prank phone calls to the delight of a few off-screen observers. [Read More]
Does Judd Apatow's Funny People Have Oscar Potential?
Yes, I know it's way too early in the year to already be talking about next year's Oscars, however, a few interesting stories have start popping up across the web about Judd Apatow's newest summer film Funny People. The buzz is specifically coming from Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsehwere, where he has collected feedback from a few different test screenings of the film in LA. The quote that kicked it all off is from one of Wells' director friends. "Possibly an award-level thing," he told Wells. ... [Read More]
Nudist comedy group makes N.Y. debut | Washington Square News
It's like some kind of glorious, awkward, hilarious candy store — of dicks. The monthly Naked Comedy Showcase at The Peoples Improv Theater, which consists of eight fluctuating members, has recently opened here in New York. [Read More]
Working With Funny People is Hard: What RZA Learned On Set Of 'Funny People'
Paste Magazine called up Robert F. Diggs (aka RZA)and asked him to reflect on the production of Funny People. "It was challenging in one essence, because I'm not from the comedy world," Diggs says. "These guys are seriously funny." Here are six things RZA learned on set: [Read More]
Judd Apatow's 'Funny People' Gets a Trailer!
The first trailer for Judd Apatow's Funny People has just gone up and it definitely looks to be his most dramatic effort yet ... even though it's hard to get too serious when you have a cast that includes Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Eric Bana (rockin' his Aussie accent) and Leslie Mann. [Read More]
From 'Horrible People' To 'Hot Sluts' - The Latest From A.D. Miles
You probably know A.D. Miles from Reno 911, Dog Bites Man, Wainy Days, Wet Hot American Summer or his very successful internationally known online web series, Horrible People. The web series was embraced by an international base of true soap fans and the comedy community as well. Thirteen web episodes were translated into just about every major language in existence and was oddly popular in France, go figure. At one point it was the "#2 most viewed entertainment video" on the internet. With over... [Read More]
A Night Of "Funny People" In LA January 13th
A one-time-only comedy performance that will be filmed for use in Universal Pictures' upcoming "Funny People." Judd Apatow hosts, performing live as their characters in the film are Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Aziz Ansari, as well as Patton Oswalt and other surprise special guests in the line-up. [Read More]