Great New Vanity Fair Photos - Comedy's New Legends
"In these tough times, America is lucky to have the community of comic talent featured here: men and women who will band together for the perfect setup, charm laughs from their audience, and seize on just about any icon…" Hollywood's sexiest and classiest magazine, Vanity Fair, has published yet another classic photo essay, this time looking at the great new comedians of today, from Seth Rogen to Paul Rudd to Jason Segel to Jonah Hill to Leslie Mann to Danny McBride to Anna Faris. We don't usually feature much from Vanity Fair, but this is a great photo shoot, and I'm sure plenty of you will get a kick out of it, too.
I wasn't a big fan of the first shot in this series, that was a recreation of a previous Tom Ford cover shot, so I didn't feature it, but you can see it on their site. The first photo features Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Jason Bateman, and Leslie Mann, aka The Honeymooners, in reference to the classic 1950's TV show.
To the left is Danny McBride, aka The Breakthrough. And to the right is Russell Brand, aka The Comic.
To the left is Paul Rudd, aka The Role Model. And to the right is Jonah Hill, aka The Chopper.
To the left is Jason Segel, aka The Loner. And to the right is Seth Rogen (believe it!), aka The Auteur.
All of these were shot by various photographers for Vanity Fair, and not the famous photographer Annie Leibovitz. My personal favorite is the one with Jason Segel looking like Buster Keaton. "Jason Segel, with his quick smile and basset-hound eyes, doesn't do much traditional slapstick, but he has taken part in a few pretty devastating pratfalls — though his are of the emotional variety." As I said at the beginning, I actually enjoy seeing these kind of photos because they're a good change from the norm, and we get to see some of our favorite actors paying homage to some true comedy classics. Another home run for Vanity Fair!
If you want to see the full photo shoot or read more about each of the new comedians, then head over to Vanity Fair for the full article. There's a few more photos found over there that I didn't feature above.