young Adam Sandler

In Judd Apatow‘s new film Funny People, Adam Sandler plays a famous comedian named George Simmons who learns he may not have a lot of time left. In the movie, they use footage from Sandler’s early career in comedy, including this tape of Sander making a prank call to Jerry’s Deli in 1991. The guy behind the camera is Sandler’s roommate at the time, someone named Judd Apatow. Watch the clip after the jump.
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Funny People Red Band Movie Trailer

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It’s trailer madness Wednesday here on /Film. Earlier today we posted the awesome full trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 and now Universal Pictures has premiered a new red band movie trailer for Judd Apatow‘s Funny People. The new uncensored trailer features some of Adam Sandler‘s NSFW stand-up routine, more of an emphasis on Eric Bana‘s character, Ira’s hilarious video game rant, a better look at Aubrey Plaza‘s role in the story, and even a quick look at some of the film’s many cameos. But overall the trailer feels more PG-13 than R-rated. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump, and as always, leave your thought sin the comments below.
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Eminem in Funny People

Eminem revealed last month that he filmed a cameo in Judd Apatow‘s Funny People. Now MTV has confirmed the appearance, publishing the first photo of Marshall Mathers in the movie, chatting with Adam Sandler at a Hollywood restaurant.

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Universal has been launching a bunch of cool viral websites for Judd Apatow‘s Funny People. First we had some clips from Jason Schwartman‘s character’s pilot television show Yo Teach. A couple weeks ago they launched the official website for comedian/acotr George Simmons (the main character of the film played by Adam Sandler) complete with video clips from some of his filmography. Today they have launched (NSFW) LaughYourDickOff.com, the official website of Randy (played by Aziz Ansari in the film).

Randy is a superstar comic living in Los Angeles. In addition to being a show-stopping comic performer, he’s socially conscious, too. Check out the “Randy in Darfur” section of his website and find out where you can send your cashier checks to help support Randy…er, the cause.

The website includes a bio, tour dates, a soundboard, and more. The best part is a bunch of video clips from Randy’s stand-up comedy shows, which you can watch embedded after the jump. Warning: NSFW, and I apologize for the autoplay, but Universal doesn’t allow any way to disable it.

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Funny People: Adam Sandler in Re-Do

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In Judd Aptow‘s Funny People, Adam Sandler‘s character George Simmons is a successful stand-up comic turned comedy star who has appeared in many shitty but successful movies. Apatow was forced to create some of the character’s earlier big screen hits. Some of the films appear as posters or whatnot in the background, while others actually feature prominently on screen. One of the movies is titled Re-Do, which has been described as a cross between Little Man and 17 Again, except Sandler becomes a six month old baby. Did I mention that Justin Long co-stars?

Craig, a workaholic lawyer, never made time for his relationships. Alone and depressed on his 40th birthday, he wonders about the life he could have lead. But be careful what you wish for…you might just find yourself in diapers! When a wizard gives Craig a second chance at his youth, he discovers that sometimes it takes becoming a baby to learn how to be a man.

Check out a clip from the fake movie after the jump.
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Funny People Viral Marketing: Yo Teach!

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What I expect will be a sprawling viral marketing campaign for Judd Apatow‘s Funny People has kicked off with a fake website for the just as fake sitcom Yo Teach. Starring Jason Schwartzman as Mark Taylor Jackson as Mr. Bradford (if you know what I mean) the show is very much in the vein of Head of the Class, Hanging With Mr. Cooper or Saved By the Bell and almost precisely as funny. The site contains a scene from the sitcom, a similarly fake EPK video, photos and all manner of other bunkum. Perhaps the best detail is that NBC are hosting the pages in such a way that they look entirely genuine. I’m not sure how funny any of this is, but it’s certainly got me a little creeped out with its authenticity.

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Funny People

Yesterday we ran the first television spot from Judd Apatow‘s new movie Funny People. As it turns out, television spots usually come in threes (much like everything else in the world). So we’ve returned with two more. The great thing about these advertisements is that they aren’t just “same thing, different edit” but instead feature a bunch of new footage not shown in the trailer.

Also, both of the spots are 1 minute in length and feature footage from Adam Sandler‘s character George Simmons’ crappy movie within the movie Redux, which has been described as a “cross between Little Man and 17 Again, except Sandler becomes a six month old baby.” The first spot also features Seth Rogen‘s character Ira Wright telling video game jokes to RZA. Watch the new tv spots after the jump.

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Funny People

Judd Apatow‘s new movie Funny People hits theaters on July 31st, and Universal Pictures has begun airing television spots for the film. There is a lot of new footage to be seen, giving us a good taste of the comedy/drama tightrope act Apatow is attempting to walk with this film. I like how they even made a joke about Rogen’s recent weight loss, and it’s also worth noting some of the clever t-shirts worn throughout.

I’m very excited to see this film. I’ve heard very good things from people who have seen test screenings. The only minor quibble some people have had is the film’s run time, which in some screenings stretched over 2 and a half hours. I’ve heard that the final cut is tighter, more closer to the 2 hour and 15 minute mark. Watch the new television spot after the jump.

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