Director Judd Apatow’s Funny People is nearing release, and as such, the online presence is stepping up. In this case we have a website, LaughYourDickOff.com, that is dedicated to the character Randy, portrayed by Aziz Ansari. Little is known of his character other than that he is a stand-up comedian. I’m sure at some point I read that he room’s with Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill but that could be scurillous. We do know that Aziz is hilarious and appears to be taking over my TV screen, with ‘Scrubs’ and ‘Flight of the Conchords’, alongside film appearances in Observe and Report and I Love You, Man. An impressive year to say the least.
Based on the clips — one of which can be seen below — Randy is hilarious. His stand-up is fresh and original and the clip about buying a litre of Jack Daniels etc. is golden. I am quite the connoisseur of stand-up and I would watch this, buy the ticket and buy the DVD.
I must not be the only one, as Aziz has tweeted that he’s doing a Randy section on a show that will be taped tomorrow, for DVD release in the future, possibly a Funny People DVD extra.
I am eagerly awaiting Apatow’s third film, and feel that it could be the funniest film of the year, right alongside Bruno, obviously. Clearly Aziz is hilarious and the world is about to find out, so maybe, just maybe, we can get a comedy headlined by Mr. Ansari in the coming year. I know I’d be on board.
What do you think? Do you want more Randy?