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FULL SYNOPSIS

Judd Apatow casts his former real-life roommate Adam Sandler as George Simmons, a comic superstar who learns in the movie's opening scene that he suffers from a rare blood disorder that will likely kill him within a year. This news gives him the impulse to go back out and work on his standup, something he hasn't done in years thanks to the massive success of his movie career. At a club, he meets struggling standup Ira Wright (Seth Rogen), takes a shine to him, and hires the young man both to write jokes and to be his personal assistant. Ira, who's been sleeping on a friend's pull-out couch and working a day job at a deli, enjoys the glimpse into the superstar lifestyle, but soon the protégé discovers how selfish and egocentric his mentor really is. Jason Schwartzman and Jonah Hill, and a host of famous standup comics make cameo appearances as themselves. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:July 31, 2009

Cast

Adam Sandler
as George Simmons
Seth Rogen
as Ira Wright
Leslie Mann
as Laura
Eric Bana
as Clarke
Jonah Hill
as Leo Koenig
Jason Schwartzman
as Mark Taylor Jackson
Aubrey Plaza
as Daisy Danby
RZA
as Chuck
Iris Apatow
as Ingrid
Maude Apatow
as Mabel
Torsten Voges
as Dr. Lars
Allan Wasserman
as Dr. Stevens
Aziz Ansari
as Randy
Ray Romano
as Himself
Eminem
as Himself
Sarah Silverman
as Herself
Dave Attell
as Himself
Paul Reiser
as Himself
Andy Dick
as Himself
Paul Reiser
as Himself
Dave Attell
as Himself
Ray Romano
as Himself
Sarah Silverman
as Herself
Eminem
as Himself

Crew

Judd Apatow
Director
Judd Apatow
Producer
Barry Mendel
Producer
Clayton Townsend
Producer
Judd Apatow
Screenwriter
Janusz Kaminski
Cinematographer
Michael Andrews
Composer (Music Score)
Jonathan Karp
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jason Schwartzman
Composer (Music Score)
Brent White
Editor
Craig Alpert
Editor
Jefferson Sage
Production Designer
James F. Truesdale
Art Director
Andrew Jay Cohen
Co-producer
Brendan O'Brien
Co-producer
Seth Rogen
Executive Producer
Evan Goldberg
Executive Producer
Jack Giarraputo
Executive Producer
Nancy Steiner
Costume Designer
Betsy Heimann
Costume Designer
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