This coming January 2013 is Vanity Fair‘s first ever comedy issue and it’s guest edited by Judd Apatow. For the issue, Apatow brought together his most talented friends and idols to contribute, write, and pose for a 19-page Mark Seliger portfolio. There are three different covers to this issue, with four different comedians looking fabulously funny on each. I’ve included all three of them below and you can vote for which one you like best.
This is only the third time since Graydon Carter became the editor of the magazine 20 years ago that someone has been a guest editor. The last guest editor was Bono when he guest-edited the Africa issue in July of 2007. Before that, Tom Ford guest-edited a Hollywood Portfolio in March of 2006. With the comedy genre booming these days, Carter felt like it was the perfect time for such an issue and that Judd Apatow was the perfect choice for the job.
In the first cover shown above, Jim Carrey is dressed up as Evel Knievel, Maya Rudolph is doing an ancient Egyptian like Steve Martin in his King Tut days, Will Ferrell is done up like a corny cowboy, and Amy Poehler as a 60s go-go girl. Check out the other two covers below, featuring comedians like Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and more.
I’ve loved Mike O’Brien’s ‘7 Minutes In Heaven‘ videos where he interviews celebrities in the closet, so naturally I’m interested in checking this new web series out as well! Comedy legend, Jerry Seinfeld is starting a new web series called ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee‘.
As the name infers, the videos feature Seinfeld driving a car with a celebrity comedian sitting next to him. Some of the celebrities that have taken part include Larry David, Alec Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, Colin Quinn and even Michael Richards.
The new web series premieres on Thursday, July 19 @ 9pm EST. Take the “one minute test drive” by watching the promo below!
Ugh, I can’t believe this Donald Trump presidential campaign is even a real thing. Anyway, according to Page Six, Jerry Seinfeld was supposed to attend an event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Eric Trump Foundation, but canceled as a result of recent negative comments Trump made about President Obama.
If you recall the back & forth fighting between Trump & Rosie, “The Donald” just can’t keep his big mouth shut. He addressed Seinfeld’s cancelation in a condescending open letter:
“I just learned you canceled a show for my son’s charity because of the fact that I am being very aggressive with respect to President Obama, who is doing an absolutely terrible job as our leader. We don’t care that you broke your commitment, even though the children of St. Jude are very disappointed, and despite the fact that your manager clearly stated you are ‘truly a man of his word.’”
Trump then gets really low, trying to take blows at Seinfeld’s career…
In celebration of AJWS‘s 25th anniversary, (American Jewish World Service), a bunch of celebrities got together and made a hilarious PSA for them. The actual organization had a great laugh at the Funny or Die video and even had this to say:
It rocks. So by all means, laugh your tuches off. Enjoy some of the most celebrated names in entertainment (including Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Kiefer Sutherland, Susan Sarandon and, yes, Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog) roasting AJWS as we mark our 25th anniversary. We’re here to amuse.
But along the way we also alleviate poverty, hunger and disease in the developing world (sounds crazy, but it’s what we do.) And to make that happen, we rely on assistance from people like you. So when this achingly funny video ends please consider donating, taking action or signing up for one of our e-mail newsletters. Just click one of the bright, shiny buttons to right of the player. It takes about 13 seconds.
As Patrick Stewart says, “Individuals can change the world. “ And as a Starfleet captain, he should know (even though he’s not Jewish.)