Posted on Sunday, July 19th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Last week Universal Pictures released the first part of a documentary series profiling Randy (a character played by Aziz Ansari), a rising stand-up comic who is “featured in the new film Funny People.” This morning, the second part has been released on FunnyOrDie. In Part 2 of Raaaaaaaandy, the stand-up comic talks about why his comedy is so funny, how he improves his art, traveling and “upgrading” another comic’s joke. Watch the video embedded after the jump.
Over the past few years, writer/director Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) has shown that nothing—not even losing your virginity or the miracle of childbirth—is sacred. About his third film behind the camera, he says, “I’m trying to make a very serious movie that is twice as funny as my other movies. Wish me luck!” Apatow directs Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann in Funny People, the story of a famous comedian who has a near-death experience.Adam Sandler, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, RZA and newcomer Aubrey Plaza join a cast that reunites Judd Apatow with Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann and Jonah Hill in their third comedy together.
Funny People hits theaters on July 31st 2009.