Funny People

Synopsis: George is a very successful stand up comedian who learns that he has an untreatable blood disorder and is given less than a year to live. Ira is a struggling up-and-coming stand up comedian who works at a deli and has yet to figure out his onstage persona. One night, these two perform at the same club and George takes notice of Ira. George hires Ira to be his semi-personal assistant as well as his friend.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Judd Apatow
Production: Universal Pictures
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
146 min

You should come watch me.

Don't let him suck

you in. He's not funny.

Nah, he's right, man. No way,

man. That shit was painful.

I mean, it was hard

watching you suffer up there.

I had fucking nightmares after that.

That was a long time

ago. That was months ago.

I've gotten a lot funnier since then.

Then you bored my wife to sleep.

I couldn't get no pussy that night, man.

Don't blame me for your pussy issues.

Are they gonna pay you? Pay me? No!

That's just how it starts. You

don't get paid in the beginning.

You gotta, you know, work

your way up through the ranks.

My n*gger, how the f*ck

you in show business

when you got no business to show?

I'm supposed to be writing jokes.

I'm supposed to be doing comedy.

I'm not supposed to be

making macaroni salad.

I hate it, man. It's

depressing. Otto's sucks!

You don't know about no

motherfucking hard time, man.

I'm a ex-convict, man. Otto's

the only place that would hire me.

You too good for Otto's now?

I'm not too good for it.

I just don't... It's not

for me, you know, I'm sorry.

See that bridge? 1,200 bucks.


On the house, man! Otto,

man! Otto's my lotto.

Come on, man, look. I can't

work here anymore, all right?

What, you gonna be on TV

or some shit like that?

I am gonna be on TV. The chunky

guy on Survivor or some shit?

No, I'm gonna be like Seinfeld.

Get the f*ck out of here, man!

You ain't gonna be like Seinfeld.

Seinfeld's my motherfucking man!

Now Kramer,

Kramer gets a pass from me

'cause Kramer's my n*gger.

Well, very forgiving of you.

Look, as a friend, man,

let me tell you something.

You're not funny. I think I'm funny.

I got new jokes, man, and they're good.

Let me hear one of your new jokes.

Okay, I got one like,

I'm really good at Guitar

Hero, you know, on PlayStation,

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Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow (; born December 6, 1967) is an American producer, writer, director, actor and stand-up comedian. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, through which he produced and developed the television series Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Girls, Love, and Crashing and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), This Is 40 (2012), and Trainwreck (2015). Apatow's work has won numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Hollywood Comedy Award, and an AFI Award for Bridesmaids (2011). His films have also been nominated for Grammy Awards, PGA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards.His producing credits include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Superbad (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Pineapple Express (2008), Get Him to the Greek (2010), Bridesmaids (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Begin Again (2014), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), and The Big Sick (2017). more…

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