| Aug 2, 2009
"Funny People" generated the box office equivalent of a light chuckle, opening to a studio-estimated $23.4 million on its opening weekend.
That's below what tracking had indicated and what some of the biggest summer comedies starring Adam Sandler ("You...
| Jul 31, 2009
"Funny People" was supposed to be Judd Apatow's coming out party. The movie in which "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up" writer-director, who has long made his bread and butter on the back of immature guys and their raunchy talk, shows his grown-...
| Jul 30, 2009
When Judd Apatow put his producer-promoter's hat on to publicize Jake Kasdan's very funny (and underrated) parody of biopics, "Walk Hard," he said that it was "fun to make fun of movies that reek of the filmmakers' belief that they were going to win the...
| Aug 30, 2009
Here are five rising stars of the alt- comedy scene.
Ansari started doing stand-up while still a business student at New York University. He and veteran Upright Citizens Brigade New York regulars Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel in 2005 formed the...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 11:34 AM
One might think that someone who's part of CBS' highly successful Monday comedy block might prefer to jet off to some luxury resort during the production hiatus.
But for David Spade of "Rules of Engagement," returning this fall for its fifth season,...
| Nov 20, 2010
Judd Apatow and his wife, Leslie Mann, have sold their Pacific Palisades home for $5.26 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The traditional house sits behind gates on nearly an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. Built in 1997, the stately 6,000-...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Jim Carrey goes for something different in this offbeat comedy, the true story of a man who leads a rather ordinary existence ... until a car accident wakes him up to the sort of life he really wants to have.
He crosses over to the wrong side of the...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 1:01 PM
In theory, "50/50" is a film about the bright humor that can be found in the darkest situations.
The main character is diagnosed with cancer, and suddenly nothing in the world makes sense. He now sees everything differently and the people around him see...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 12:14 PM
"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" will be at the top of the box office food chain for the second consecutive weekend, beating out two new star-studded arrivals.
DreamWorks Animation's 3-D sequel is expected to gross at least $30 million this...