Vanity Fair just became our new favorite magazine. Known for highlighting who’s who in fashion, music, dramatic films and politics, they’re going for that laugh factor with their first-ever Comedy Issue. Guest-edited by Judd Apatow, the issue highlights the biggest names in the comedy world with three separate covers!
One cover features Judd’s wife Leslie Mann, along with Paul Rudd, Melissa McCarthy and Megan Fox –- all the stars of his upcoming flick This is 40, wearing 60s and 70s era clothes. The second cover has Jim Carrey dressed as Evel Knievel, Maya Rudolph as an Egyptian (very Steve Martin and his King Tut days), Will Ferrell as a cowboy and Amy Poehler as the best 60s go-go dancer we’ve ever seen.
Cover number three stars Kristen Wiig as Cher and Ben Stiller as her Sonny, Chris Rock as Nipsey Russell and Jerry Seinfeld in a Nehru jacket. Also featured in the 19-page spread are Conan O’Brien, Lena Dunham, Zach Galifianakis, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Louis C.K. and Jimmy Fallon. Yup, that covers just aboutall our faves in the comedy world!
As if this issue wasn’t a big deal already, this is also only the third time Vanity Fair has had someone play guest editor since Graydon Carter become editor 20 years ago. “It can reasonably be said that the comedy industry is booming these days, in movies, on television, on stage. And who better to oversee the entire issue on the subject than one of the great impresarios of the business?” Graydon said. “Judd was a terrific collaborator, brimming with suggestions and infectious energy – precisely the sort of high-wattage, Hollywood-style enthusiasm that can alternately excite you and drive you a bit crazy.”
You can pick up a copy -- or all three -- of the January 2013 issue when it hits stands this month!
Out of everyone included in Vanity Fair’s Comedy Issue, who’s your favorite comedian? Was anybody not included that you think should have been?
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