Jack Black and Jason Segel Demonstrate What is Funny

Monday, December 27, 2010
By Kevin Crossman

One problem with green-screen technology? You’re unable to do funny comedy bits like this one from MTV, where Black and Segel play off each other to teach Josh Horowitz about comedy.

I think this illustrates where Gulliver’s Travels went wrong. It’s fine for Jack Black to play to the kids with films like Nacho Libre or School of Rock, but only in the context of characters we really care about. And, importantly, in situations where Black can play off other actors. The chemistry with Segel is clearly apparent in this clip but seemed incredibly forced in every clip I saw for Gulliver’s Travels.

Jack Black and Jason Segel

Jack Black and Jason Segel

4 Responses to “Jack Black and Jason Segel Demonstrate What is Funny”

  1. Christian Garber

    is jack black gaining weight?

  2. Kevin Crossman

    Yes, he has packed on quite a few.

  3. Rick

    He looked terrible viewed from the side on “Conan”

  4. Jon

    must be making a new fatties movie ;)


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