Funny People is a 2009 American comedy-drama film, written, co-produced, and directed by Judd Apatow, and starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen as stand-up comedians. The film was released on July 31, 2009 in North America, and will be released on August 28, 2009 in the United Kingdom. Funny People implements more dramatic elements than seen in Apatow's previous films. The film was co-produced by Apatow Productions and Madison 23 Productions, a subsidiary of Sandler's company Happy Madison. Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures co-financed the film; Universal will serve as a worldwide distributor.
This movie has Adam Sandler as a bitter comedian who only cares about himself. As he learns he is soon to die from ALS, he hires Seth Rogen, who is a struggling comedian living with two roomates (Jonah Hill and an actor from a grade B sitcom). Sandler caught Rogen's act and thought he may be good to write some jokes and act a personal servant. Rogen may not have much (he supports himself by working at a deli counter in a supermarket) but he has a sense of principals, … more