ONE PLAYBOY: Let’s see if we’ve got this straight: You’re an American comic who went to London to make a TV show called The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, about an American office temp who goes to London to sell energy drinks, and the show was picked up in the U.S. by a cable […]
On Christmas morning, 1991, Craig Ferguson was ready and determined to end his own life. After an all-night bender, he woke up in the storeroom above a London pub, covered in vomit and piss, and decided he couldn’t take it anymore. “I was a drunk, a loser, and a disaster of a human being,” he […]
Comedy has never been an art form that rewards beauty or self-confidence. The greatest comic actors — like Woody Allen, Ricky Gervais, Charlie Chaplin, and Will Ferrell — are less than stunning physical specimens who wear their insecurities on their sleeves. And then there are the anomalies, like Paul Rudd.
ONE PLAYBOY: You play Maureen, a Playboy Bunny waitress, in the new NBC drama The Playboy Club. Now that you’ve spent some time in the bunny suit, you can tell us. Is it really that uncomfortable?
The AMC series Breaking Bad, where you play a meth dealer, is now in its fourth season. At this point, are you experienced enough to build your own meth lab?
Your new movie, Horrible Bosses, is about three friends who conspire to kill their employers. Can you recommend a better way to deal with an oppressive boss that maybe doesn’t involve murder?
In Cedar Rapids, your first role as a lead actor, you were half-naked for a good portion of the movie, appearing for long stretches in nothing but your tightie-whites. What’s the Ed Helm’s pre-nude scene fitness regime?
ONE PLAYBOY: You aren’t known for doing action movies. But after co-starring in Tron: Legacy, have you discovered a hidden talent and enthusiasm for kicking ass?
ONE PLAYBOY: You’re in a new movie called Due Date, about a pair of strangers on a road trip to Los Angeles. Have you taken any memorable road trips?
ONE PLAYBOY: You next movie, Funny People, is about a middle-aged and highly successful comic dying from a rare blood disorder who mentors a young up-and-coming comic played by Seth Rogen.
ONE PLAYBOY: You’ve starred in several standup comedy specials, you hosted the 2008 MTV Music Video Awards, and you’re appearing in your second Judd Apatow-produced movie this summer. Why aren’t you a household name yet?
Sarah Silverman, the eponymous star of The Sarah Silverman Program—now in its third season on Comedy Central—sometimes begins the show with a brief introduction to her life. Or rather, the life of her fictional doppelgänger, also named Sarah Silverman.