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Jonah is the Best

Aug. 11, 2009by: Mike Sampson

In my opinion, Jonah Hill is easily one of the Top 5 funniest people working today (please don't ask me about the rest of that list cause I haven't worked it all out yet). He was the secret weapon in FUNNY PEOPLE and was able to turn a 5-minute cameo in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2 into the funniest part of that otherwise pretty laughless movie. I'm looking forward to his first lead role in next year's GET HIM TO THE GREEK and now we have another Jonah project to look forward to.

Hill has signed on to star in and produce THE BEST THING ABOUT PAM ROONEY, a pitch sold to Universal by FUNNY PEOPLE producers Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. No details on the plot of the film were announced but it was described as a "high concept romantic comedy." Because a script hasn't even been written yet, ROONEY could be a ways off for Hill. Once he wraps GREEK, he'll move on to THE ADVENTURER'S HANDBOOK with Jason Schwartzman and director Akiva Schaffer.

Extra Tidbit: Hill also recently completed an untitled comedy for the Duplass Brothers with Marisa Tomei and John C. Reilly.
Source: Variety

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12:27PM on 08/11/2009

because it's hard to figure out 5 funny people

I can def disagree with the top 5 funny guys bit. Here's a realistic 5 in no specific order...

Jeremy Piven
Charlie Day
Danny McBride
Tina Fey
Rainn Wilson
I can def disagree with the top 5 funny guys bit. Here's a realistic 5 in no specific order...

Jeremy Piven
Charlie Day
Danny McBride
Tina Fey
Rainn Wilson
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1:41PM on 08/11/2009
Couldn't disagree more about Rainn Wilson (annoying describes him better than funny), but other than that, pretty good list.

My top 5 would differ, but those other 4 are hilarious. Charlie Day is an especially inspired choice. Wouldn't have thought of him on my own, but now he would totally be on my top 5. Not sure I could narrow it down to just 5 though...
Couldn't disagree more about Rainn Wilson (annoying describes him better than funny), but other than that, pretty good list.

My top 5 would differ, but those other 4 are hilarious. Charlie Day is an especially inspired choice. Wouldn't have thought of him on my own, but now he would totally be on my top 5. Not sure I could narrow it down to just 5 though...
2:45PM on 08/11/2009
Completely agree on Charlie Day.. are we ever going to see more stuff from him? like maybe a jump to the big screen sometime?
Completely agree on Charlie Day.. are we ever going to see more stuff from him? like maybe a jump to the big screen sometime?
9:27AM on 08/11/2009

Really..?

Jonah Hill is in your top 5 funniest people working right now? Seriously? Not saying he's not funny, but TOP 5?? His shtick is pretty much one dimensional... If he can pull of something out of his depth, like Rogen did in "Observe and Report," I'd be amazed (pleasantly so).
Jonah Hill is in your top 5 funniest people working right now? Seriously? Not saying he's not funny, but TOP 5?? His shtick is pretty much one dimensional... If he can pull of something out of his depth, like Rogen did in "Observe and Report," I'd be amazed (pleasantly so).
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5:45PM on 08/11/2009
How is Paul Rudd not getting any love on any of these lists?
How is Paul Rudd not getting any love on any of these lists?
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4:58PM on 08/11/2009

Oops

I forgot to add Jack Black and Sacha Baron Cohen to my earlier post.
I forgot to add Jack Black and Sacha Baron Cohen to my earlier post.
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2:51PM on 08/11/2009

Top 5

After seeing some of the other lists (for inspiration), I think I can do it now...

1. Will Arnett
2. Charlie Day
3. Larry David
4. Ricky Gervais
5. Seth Rogen

Runner up is Jason Bateman.
After seeing some of the other lists (for inspiration), I think I can do it now...

1. Will Arnett
2. Charlie Day
3. Larry David
4. Ricky Gervais
5. Seth Rogen

Runner up is Jason Bateman.
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10:50AM on 08/11/2009
yep i think he is one of the funniest actors at the moment
yep i think he is one of the funniest actors at the moment
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4:37PM on 08/11/2009
He really is hysterical... everything I heard him say in Superbad for the first time had me rolling in my chair.
He really is hysterical... everything I heard him say in Superbad for the first time had me rolling in my chair.
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3:17PM on 08/11/2009
The Apatow group needs to sent to a deserted island to live for the remainder of their days. And they should take Will Ferrell (annoying jackass), Sarah Silverman (God she sucks), Carlos Mencia (God he sucks even more than Silverman) and Dane Cook with them.
The Apatow group needs to sent to a deserted island to live for the remainder of their days. And they should take Will Ferrell (annoying jackass), Sarah Silverman (God she sucks), Carlos Mencia (God he sucks even more than Silverman) and Dane Cook with them.
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4:37PM on 08/11/2009
how do u compare original, entertaining actors and jokesters like the Apatow gang to ripoff artists like Mencia and Cook?
how do u compare original, entertaining actors and jokesters like the Apatow gang to ripoff artists like Mencia and Cook?
2:59PM on 08/12/2009
Wow, you're an idiot for comparing Mencia and Cook to people with actual talent.
Wow, you're an idiot for comparing Mencia and Cook to people with actual talent.
1:56PM on 08/11/2009

I'm okay with that

Many people on this and other nerdy websites hate Jonah Hill because they relate to him too much.

Top Five: Here we go
1. Larry David
2. Kristen Wiig
3. Andy Samberg
4. Ricky Gervais
5. Steve Carell
Many people on this and other nerdy websites hate Jonah Hill because they relate to him too much.

Top Five: Here we go
1. Larry David
2. Kristen Wiig
3. Andy Samberg
4. Ricky Gervais
5. Steve Carell
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3:05PM on 08/11/2009
If people related to him, they would love him and defend him against critics (like you did).
If people related to him, they would love him and defend him against critics (like you did).
11:46AM on 08/11/2009

TOP 5?

This guy is funny, but he's not even in the top 30 funniest people working today. Mike must secretly jerk off to this guy, late night, every night, before he falls to sleep.
This guy is funny, but he's not even in the top 30 funniest people working today. Mike must secretly jerk off to this guy, late night, every night, before he falls to sleep.
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