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Funny People (20-Jul-2009)

Director: Judd Apatow

Writer: Judd Apatow

Music by: Jason Schwartzman; Michael Andrews

Producers: Judd Apatow; Clayton Townsend; Barry Mendel

Keywords: Dark Comedy, Terminal Illness

A successful comedian with a terminal condition spends the twilight of his existence mentoring a comparatively inexperienced entertainer.

Famous middle-aged stand-up comedian George Simmons is diagnosed with an untreatable blood disorder, a grim prognosis promising him less than a year left in his existence. Driven to do good in the world before the curtain falls on his life, George takes "green" comedian Ira Wright under his wing after performing with him at the same comedy club one night, hiring him on as an assistant and personal opening act with a view to forming a real friendship before his time is up.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Aziz Ansari
23-Feb-1983   Parks and Recreation
Dave Attell
18-Jan-1965   Insomniac
Eric Bana
9-Aug-1968   Hulk, Chopper
Bo Burnham
YouTube Personality
21-Aug-1990   Words Words Words
George Coe
10-May-1929 18-Jul-2015 Woodhouse on Archer
Andy Dick
21-Dec-1965   Matthew from NewsRadio
17-Oct-1972   The Real Slim Shady
Budd Friedman
6-Jun-1932   First Comedy Club The Improv
Jonah Hill
20-Dec-1983   Superbad
Jimmy Johnson
16-Jul-1943   Former Cowboys, Dolphins head coach
Carol Leifer
27-Jul-1956   Comic inspired Seinfeld's Elaine
Justin Long
2-Jun-1978   Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Norm MacDonald
17-Oct-1963   Former Weekend Update host on SNL
Leslie Mann
26-Mar-1972   George of the Jungle
Aubrey Plaza
26-Jun-1984   Parks and Recreation
Paul Reiser
30-Mar-1957   Mad About You
Seth Rogen
15-Apr-1982   Knocked Up
Ray Romano
21-Dec-1957   Everybody Loves Raymond
Music Producer
5-Jul-1969   Wu-Tang Clan
Adam Sandler
9-Sep-1966   The Wedding Singer, SNL alumnus
Jason Schwartzman
26-Jun-1980   Rushmore
Maggie Siff
21-Jun-1974   Tara Knowles on Sons of Anarchy
Sarah Silverman
1-Dec-1970   The Sarah Silverman Program
James Taylor
12-Mar-1948   Seen fire, rain
Ernest Thomas
26-Mar-1950   Raj on What's Happening
George Wallace
21-Jul-1952   Vegas standup comic


Adam Sandler   ...   George Simmons
Seth Rogen   ...   Ira Wright
Leslie Mann   ...   Laura
Eric Bana   ...   Clarke
Jonah Hill   ...   Leo Koenig
Jason Schwartzman   ...   Mark Taylor Jackson
Aubrey Plaza   ...   Daisy Danby
The RZA   ...   Chuck
Iris Apatow   ...   Ingrid
Maude Apatow   ...   Mable
Aziz Ansari   ...   Randy
Torsten Voges   ...   Dr. Lars
Allan Wasserman   ...   Dr. Stevens
Rod Man   ...   Himself
Wayne Federman   ...   Comedy & Magic Manager
Mike O'Connell   ...   MySpace Escort
James Taylor   ...   Himself
Nicole Parker   ...   Dawn
Nydia McFadden   ...   Mandy
Andy Dick   ...   Himself
Charles Fleischer   ...   Himself
Nicol Paone   ...   George's Sister
George Coe   ...   George's Dad
Budd Friedman   ...   Himself
Monty Hoffman   ...   Himself
Carol Leifer   ...   Herself
Paul Reiser   ...   Himself
Mark Schiff   ...   Himself
George Wallace   ...   Himself
Norm MacDonald   ...   Himself
Dave Attell   ...   Himself
Sarah Silverman   ...   Herself
Bryan Batt   ...   George's Agent
Maggie Siff   ...   Rachel
Eminem   ...   Himself
Ray Romano   ...   Himself
Jon Brion   ...   Jam Musician
Sebastian Steinberg   ...   Jam Musician
James Gadson   ...   Jam Musician
Arshad Aslam   ...   Yo Teach Cast Member
Bo Burnham   ...   Yo Teach Cast Member
M. Michelle Nishikawa   ...   Yo Teach Cast Member
Kenny Copeland, Jr.   ...   Yo Teach Cast Member
Calvin Sykes   ...   Yo Teach Cast Member
Ca'Shawn Sims   ...   Yo Teach Cast Member
Mandi Kreisher   ...   Yo Teach Cast Member
Phillip Andre Botello   ...   Yo Teach Cast Member
Carla Gallo   ...   Miss Pruitt on Yo Teach
Ernest Thomas   ...   Yo Teach Principal
Tonita Castro   ...   Bonita
Carlos Andrade   ...   Gardener
Steve Bannos   ...   Deli Manager
Justin Long   ...   Re-do Guy
Lucas Dick   ...   College Guy with Camera
Tyler Spindel   ...   College Guy with Camera
Deamor Yi   ...   8 Year-Old Girl Fan
Elaine Kao   ...   Mom with Camera
King Kedar   ...   Family with Camera
Andre Butler, Jr.   ...   Family with Camera
Tanya Acker   ...   Family with Camera
Jarrett Grode   ...   Magician
Qiana Chase   ...   Chuck's Wife
Tom Anderson   ...   Himself
John Hartmann   ...   Private Jet Pilot
Dave Rath   ...   San Francisco Theatre Manager
Dan Harmon   ...   Paparazzo at Medical Center
Brandon Cournoyer   ...   Paparazzo at Medical Center
Kyle Kinane   ...   Paparazzo at Medical Center
Mark Cohen   ...   Emcee at Improv
Denise Meyerson   ...   Deli Customer
Joanie Marx   ...   Deli Customer
Adam Bernstein   ...   Hot Dog-Eating Champion's Son
Da'Vone McDonald   ...   Hot Dog-Eating Co-Star
Orny Adams   ...   Himself
Al Lubel   ...   Himself
Jerry Minor   ...   Himself
Eleanor Zee   ...   George's Mom
Ben Meyerson   ...   George's Brother-in-Law
Sammy Jack   ...   George's Young Nephew
Kim Taylor   ...   James Taylor's Musician
Andrea Zonn   ...   James Taylor's Musician
Kate Markowitz   ...   James Taylor's Musician
Arnold McCuller   ...   James Taylor's Musician
Larry Goldings   ...   James Taylor's Musician
Luis Conte   ...   James Taylor's Musician
Russ Kunkel   ...   James Taylor's Musician
Jimmy Johnson   ...   James Taylor's Musician
Brad Grunberg   ...   Comedy & Magic Club Audience
Brian Lally   ...   Comedy & Magic Club Audience


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