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'They Came Together': Beating a Dead Horse with Efficiency and Spite

Made by smart, talented comedy people and starring smart, talented comedy people, They Came Together is a dumb movie. It's built on dumb ideas and executed as dumbly as possible, and that's the point. Slickly directly by David Wain and starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, They Came Together is a self-assuredly dumb parody of the romantic comedy, intent on skewering the genre's worst instincts mainly by reproducing them in a biting tone dripping with mockery. To be clear, this movie doesn't give romcoms a good-natured roasting — it's straight up mean. Nearly every scene features a clever riff on the familiar beats of a romcom formula, and even when Wain's absurdist sensibility closest [...]

Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, and Anders Holm Join Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party'

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's upcoming animated film Sausage Party just got a little bigger. The Wrap reports that Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, and Workaholics star Anders Holm have joined the voice cast to the animated feature, which follows "one sausage's quest to discover the truth about existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the 4th of July sale." The previously announced voice cast includes James Franco, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll, Edward Norton, Kristen Wiig, and Jonah Hill (who co-created the story [...]

'SNL' Review: Andy Samberg, with a Little Help From His Friends

SNL transforms when a former cast member returns to host. The regular format is stretched to make room for a massive SNL reunion, with classic bits and endless cameos by other past stars of the show. Usually this homecoming makes for an exciting night of television, with Lorne Michaels trotting out one of his prized horses to remind us of the joy this show has brought us over the years.

In this case, it reminded us how atypical of a cast member Andy Samberg was. His monologue joke that he appeared in "100 digital shorts and six live sketches" had a ring of truth: unlike all-star alums Will Ferrell [...]

Watch a Sexy New 'Billy on the Street' Game with Paul Rudd

If you'd like to watch Paul Rudd get sexually objectified on the streets of New York, look no further than this sneak peek of tomorrow's new episode of Billy on the Street episode called "Would You Have Sex with Paul Rudd?" It turns out a lot of people would have sex with Rudd whether or not a dollar prize is involved, though that isn't exactly surprising.

Paul Rudd to Star in Adam Scott's Fourth and Final 'Greatest Event in Television History'

Adam Scott's fourth Greatest Event in Television History special is set to air on Adult Swim next Thursday, January 23rd, and Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Paul Rudd will be co-starring with Scott in the new installment. The specials, which have been shot-for-shot remakes of cheesy opening credits sequences to '80s shows preceded by a faux-documentary about said show, have featured past guests like Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, and Catherine O'Hara. As usual, Scott is keeping it a secret what show's opening credits this next special will be recreating, but he released this photo of himself with Paul Rudd, grinning with white T-shirts, as a clue. Rudd previously appeared [...]

Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and David Wain Share Their Favorite Rom-Coms

"Annie Hall is pretty amazing. A lot of the Woody Allen ones are pretty great, but I also love Defending Your LifeLost in America. Albert Brooks has some — Albert Brooks had a series of movies back-to-back that rivaled just about anything."

-Paul Rudd, in a Vulture piece in which he, Amy Poehler, Ellie Kemper, Jason Mantzoukas, and writer/director David Wain, all from the soon-to-be-released romantic comedy satire They Came Together, rattle off their favorite rom-coms. 

Edgar Wright Is No Longer Directing Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World's End) is leaving Marvel's Ant-Man. Here's the statement from Marvel and Wright announcing his departure (via The Wrap):

Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.

Edgar Wright signed on to direct the film, which as of now will star Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, for Marvel [...]

Watch the Trailer for 'They Came Together', Starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd and Directed by David Wain

One of the most anticipated comedy films of 2014 is They Came Together, which reunites the Wet Hot American Summer gang to goof on romantic comedies. Here's the brand new trailer for the movie, which stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, was directed by David Wain, was co-written by Wain and Michael Showalter, and features one hell of a supporting cast.

Watch Paul Rudd's Breathtaking Lip Sync Rendition of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now"

Last night, Jimmy Fallon brought back his "Lip Sync Battle" segment with guest Paul Rudd, and the two duked it out trading heartfelt silent renditions of some smooth jams. Rudd completely steals the show around the 4:20 mark with his amazing performance of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now," which includes plenty of the sassy dancing Rudd is known for.

David Wain's 'They Came Together' Has a Super Funny Poster

Director David Wain's new movie, They Came Together, is our most anticipated comedy film of 2014, and Buzzfeed just debuted a poster for the movie, a rom-com parody starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, that's packed with jokes and some out of context quotes from the website Deadline. They Came Together premieres at the Sundance Film Festival later this month but doesn't have an official release date yet.

Check out the first clip from the movie, the full-sized poster, and a statement about the film from David Wain below (via Buzzfeed):

Paul Rudd Went to a Bachelor Party in Ireland and Embarrassed Himself

On last night's Late Show, guest Paul Rudd told a story about going to Ireland for a bachelor party only to be the laughingstock of Killybegs for a day. Click through for another part of the interview, in which both Rudd and Letterman admit they don't have a ton of World Cup knowledge.

The Episodes of 'SNL' Season 39, Ranked

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at each episode as a whole, ranking them in order of overall success and positive resonance with viewers.

Obviously comedy is subjective, and everyone watches SNL looking for different things — this list is just one of many you can find online. As far as we're concerned, things like musical guests, surprise cameos, and drama surrounding the show are less important than the plain-and-simple comedy aspects of an episode: How many sketches had [...]

'SNL' Review: Seth Rogen Half-Baked

While watching Seth Rogen host SNL for the third time last weekend, I was reminded of two other three-peat hosts from earlier this season: Paul Rudd in December and Jonah Hill in January. Rudd's episode felt like extended promo for Anchorman 2, with the host failing to capture that lightning in the bottle with cast members that made his previous stints so memorable. Hill, however, seemed to enjoy himself every bit as much as he did his first two appearances.

Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill are, of course, hugely successful alumni from Team Judd Apatow, but their careers have taken diverging trajectories. Rogen and Rudd have [...]

Watch Adam Scott's Final 'Greatest Event in Television History'

Last night, Adult Swim aired the fourth and final installment of Adam Scott's The Greatest Event in Television History, and this time the shot-for-shot opening sequence remake was based off the 80s sitcom Bosom Buddies. Among the guest stars to appear this time are Paul Rudd, Gillian Jacobs, Aidy Bryant, Mo Collins, June Diane Raphael, Billy Joel, and original Bosom Buddies star Tom Hanks. According to a rep at Adult Swim, while this was announced as the last Greatest Event, "You never know! There aren't any more planned for production in the near future, but the door is open for them to come back." Click through to watch the [...]