I’m a sucker for a comedy so I can’t wait to see Year One – the latest from Judd Apatow’s stable, which is out on June 19th. It concerns a pair of layabout hunter-gatherers who are banished from their tribe for not pulling their weight and end up embarking on “an epic journey around the ancient world”, apparently. Anyway, it’s written and directed by Harold Ramis, produced by Apatow and stars Jack Black, Michael Cera, David Cross, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Hank Azaria as well as one my favourite character actors, Oliver Platt. With this bunch in the mix, it’s got to have some laughs!
You can see the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTNBwIAY9Zo
It all begs the question though, are we in a situation where NO comedies get made without Apatow’s involvement? It seems like every funny movie out there is written, produced or directed by him, or stars his main group of actors. And is there a valid argument that comedy performers have a certain shelf life before the public gets tired of them? It’s happened already with the Frat Pack – maybe Cera, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill et al should enjoy their glory period while it lasts!