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Sarah Silverman Joins the Lonely Island's First Movie, Which Started Filming This Week

The Lonely Island boys are filming their first movie, a musical comedy (duh), in LA starting this week, and they're being joined by one Sarah Silverman. The movie, which is as-yet untitled, is being co-directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and produced by Judd Apatow. Here's the synopsis: The project takes aim at the fluffy music documentaries of recent years such as Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part of Me. It centers on a rapper (Samberg) whose latest album bombs and he must do the unthinkable: a reunion concert with his former boy band.

Silverman will play Samberg's "sharp and sarcastic" publicist.

Watch a Sneak Peek of 'Misery Loves Comedy' with Marc Maron and Judd Apatow

Kevin Pollak has a brand new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival next week called Misery Loves Comedy, which takes a closer look at every comedian's need to connect with audiences in the spirit of "misery loves company." Pollak interviewed over 60 comics and actors for the film like Maria Bamford, Jimmy Fallon, Larry David, Amy Schumer, Tom Hanks, Jim Gaffigan, and Steve Coogan. Ahead of the film's theatrical release next Friday (it's also out today on iTunes and Amazon), check out a sneak peek of Marc Maron musing on the "horrendous hurricane of bullshit" comedians put to use onstage, then watch another clip of Judd [...]

Here's the First Trailer for Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'

Here is the trailer for @TrainwreckMovie #Trainwreck We are very proud. I hope you like it https://t.co/Sla2xMbGw2

— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) February 11, 2015

Get ready for Amy Schumer's inevitable jump to movie superstardom, because Universal just released the first trailer for her starring film debut in Trainwreck, which was directed by Judd Apatow and features Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Colin Quinn, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, Jim Norton, and tons more. "There’s a moment early in someone's career where they will kill and die for what they're writing about," Apatow told The New York Times last year on his collaboration with Schumer. [...]

Judd Apatow's 25-Year-Old 'Simpsons' Episode Airs This Sunday

Back in 2012, Judd Apatow revealed that the first script he ever wrote was a 1990 Simpsons spec script about Homer acting like a 10-year-old kid again and becoming best friends with Bart after a hypnotist dies of a heart attack in the middle of performing on him. The news led to Simpsons producer Al Jean reaching out to Apatow to turn the script into a real episode, which finally airs on Fox this Sunday. Apatow told TV Guide that the script — titled "Bart's New Friend" — was reworked from the original, which he wrote when he was 22:

It's a pretty rough script — [...]

Key and Peele Are Developing a Movie Starring Substitute Teacher Mr. Garvey

Entertainment Weekly's comedy issue cover faces and guest editors Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele gave the magazine a few interesting scoops on their upcoming projects this week, and among the updates is news of a possible film starring their megahit substitute teacher character Mr. Garvey. "We’re in negotiations at Paramount to make a Substitute Teacher movie," Key said. "Two of our writers are penning it. Well, they’re not penning it as we speak — it’s getting there."

As for what else the Peabody-winning duo are working on, they also said that their Police Academy reboot is moving along with The Mindy Project's Ike Barinholtz and [...]

Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer, and Other Great Comedians Hitting the Road for a 'Trainwreck' Tour

Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow's new movie Trainwreck comes out this summer, but beforehand some of the cast is hitting the road to promote the movie and do comedy for a good cause. The Trainwreck tour will consist of this murderer's row: Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Mike Birbiglia and Vanessa Bayer. The seven-date tour will have proceeds going to benefit a different charity in each city. Here's the full lineup of dates, cities, and charities:

-June 14, 2015: Boston, The Wilbur Theatre. BENEFITING: Boston Health Care For The Homeless Program Inc -June 15: New York City, The Beacon Theatre. BENEFITING: National Multiple Sclerosis Society [...]

Judd Apatow to Produce a Movie Starring and Co-Written by Andrew Rannells

Grammy winner and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells has a new movie in the works. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has put into development an untitled comedy that will be co-written by Rannells and Jersey Boys' Mike Doyle with Rannells potentially attached to star. Details on the film are being kept under wraps, but Judd Apatow is expected to produce. In addition to his Broadway work on The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rannells has appeared in plenty of TV comedies like Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Glee, and he's slated to debut his first major movie role [...]

Jeff Goldblum, Garry Shandling, and Judd Apatow Trade Therapist Stories

Here's a clip from Judd Apatow's second Late Late Show episode as guest host last week featuring guests Jeff Goldblum and Garry Shandling, where it's revealed that Shandling has had the same therapist as both of the other guys in the past — one who doubled as Goldblum's wedding officiant, and another who Shandling ditched without giving Apatow a heads up.

Judd Apatow, Thomas Lennon, Jim Gaffigan, and More to Guest Host 'Late Late Show' Next Year

Before James Corden takes over as host of The Late Late Show in March, CBS has lined up a bunch of guest hosts to show up between Monday, January 5th and Friday, March 6th. The network announced the lineup today, which includes returning guest hosts Drew Carey and Jim Gaffigan as well as Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, John Mayer, and Kunal Nayyar. CBS has made some great picks — it'll be particularly fun to see Apatow, Gaffigan, and Lennon as late night hosts — but apparently the network couldn't find a single woman to host within two months [...]

Netflix Orders a Show from Judd Apatow Starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust

Judd Apatow just landed his first television series since Fox's Undeclared over ten years ago. Deadline reports that Netflix has given a rare two-season straight-to-series order to a new relationship comedy series from Apatow called Love. Starring Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!) and Gillian Jacobs, Love is co-created and written by Apatow, Rust, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Girls writer Lesley Arfin and co-executive produced by Brent Forrester (The Simpsons, The Office, Undeclared) and centers on "love gurus Gus (Rust) and Mickey (Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid." The show — which was rumored to be in [...]

Leslie Mann to Star in a Comedy by 'Hangover' Writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore

Leslie Mann just signed on to star in an upcoming comedy produced by her husband Judd Apatow. According to Deadline, Mann will star in an untitled R-rated comedy written and directed by The Hangover's Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Not much is known on the plot of the film other than it being a "female-driven" story about "women and the challenges of motherhood." Production begins this summer in New York. Mann has appeared in several Apatow films (Knocked Up, Funny People, This Is 40) and next hits the big screen in the Vacation reboot, which is slated to premiere in theaters this July.

Paul Reubens Announces 'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' Will Premiere on Netflix

Paul Reubens just revealed some interesting details about the upcoming Pee-wee Herman film Pee-wee's Big Holiday. In a blog post, Reubens announced that the Judd Apatow-produced film begins production next month and will debut on Netflix, and Wonder Showzen/The Heart, She Holler's John Lee is set to make his feature directorial debut with the film. "Judd and I dreamt up this movie four years ago," Reubens said on the news. "The world was much different back then— Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive. I've changed all that. The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black." Full plot [...]

Adam Sandler, Lena Dunham, Maria Bamford, and Judd Apatow Talk OCD on 'Late Late Show'

Judd Apatow guest-hosted last night's Late Late Show, and he brought along an all-star guest lineup: Adam Sandler, Lena Dunham, and Maria Bamford. Watch the four discuss their OCD issues above, then check out Apatow's cold open with his daughter below:

Judd Apatow and Laura Dern Are Developing a Movie About Female Football Fans

Laura Dern and Judd Apatow are teaming up for a film. THR reports that the pair are currently developing an untitled comedy based on an idea by Dern for a "female-driven ensemble comedy set in the world of obsessive female football fans." No further details on the project have been revealed yet, but the script will be penned by South Park writer Pam Brady, who also co-wrote Team America: World Police alongside Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Dern and Apatow will co-produce the movie together.