We're just ten days away from the release of Funny People, the third movie from writer-director Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin), and star Seth Rogen recently spoke with MTV Movies about working on the movie and creating some of the jokes.
Well, we largely wrote our own material. We did invite other stand-up comics to jam with us, and we'd all sit around together and write jokes. Our co-producers Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien would also help us write the jokes ... I'm trying to remember which jokes actually made it into the movie. I came up with the "farting on the airplane" joke. I have to take credit for that.
The aforementioned joke makes light of the fact that you can fart on an airplane, because no one will know you did it.
Rogen was also asked about his recent weight loss in preparation for his role in The Green Hornet. One joke in Funny People says that overweight people aren't as funny when they lose weight. So naturally, Rogen was asked if he now feels unfunny.
Honestly, I think it's a hilarious joke in the movie — and it was great how the movie called attention to [my weight loss], but I personally don't feel that. I'm actually way more funny now, because I'm hungry. And if comedy comes from pain, then I should be way funnier now than I ever was. Posted 07.22.09 by reelz
Does next summer's Seth Rogen/James Franco buddy flick Pineapple Express, dubbed a "reefer action comedy" by producer Judd Apatow, have the potential to rank among the greatest stoner flicks of all time? It's not an impossible feat, considering the "competition" consists of such timeless classics as Half Baked and Dude, Where's My Car?
What can fans expect from the latest Rogen/Apatow collaboration? In an exclusive interview with Reelz.com last week, the red-hot writer-director-producer revealed the inspiration for Pineapple Express:
"Years and years ago I watched True Romance and I thought Brad Pitt was so funny as a character who was on crack or meth, and it was only one scene," Apatow recalled. "And I thought, 'I wish this movie followed him out the door.' I thought it would be great to do one of those pot movies, but with the action of a Jerry Bruckheimer movie, that looked really good and was also filled with people who were stoned."
Apatow describes the finished product as "this really demented movie that's in the school of Superbad, but also has an enormous amount of action and violence."
Skeptical? Check out the hilarious, definitely R-rated clip from Pineapple Express over at JoBlo.com -- and believe. Posted 12.13.07 by reelz
To get fans amped up for their upcoming summer blockbuster Knocked Up (aka Judd Apatow's follow up to The 40-Year-Old Virgin), our friends at Universal have put together quite a fancy website.
The Knocked Up website has all sorts of features for fans who just can't wait for the movie to reach full term, including The Edit Bay (additional movie clips, deleted scenes, Apatow's Director's Video Diary, etc.), Freebies (a free ticket to Knocked Up for those who buy the all-new unrated Double Your Pleasure edition of The 40-Year-Old Virgin), and more.
My favorite? Easily the Knocked Up Baby-Maker. You just upload pix of you and whomever you want and it will whip you up a potential future baby. It's very easy. I took a stab at it with a picture of my husband and myself, and suffice it to say, I will be filing for divorce in the morning.
You can visit the Knocked Up website at KnockedUpMovie.com. Posted 05.19.07 by reelz