Vanity Fair Magazine has unveiled their cover photos for their upcoming All-Star Comedy issue. Filmmaker Judd Apatow got several of his hilariously talented friends and idols to contribute, write, and pose for the magazine. There are three covers that were done. The editor of the magazine Graydon Carter had this to say,
It can reasonably be said that the comedy industry is booming these days, in movies, on television, and onstage. And who better to oversee an entire issue on the subject than one of the great impresarios of the business? . . . 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.
In my opinion the comedy industry has always been booming! Everyone loves to laugh, and every generation has its group of comedic legends. These magazine covers represent only some of this generation's comedy giants. Well, everyone except for Megan Fox.
Who would you say your favorite comedian of all time is? I think I would have to go with Steve Martin.
The first cover above:
Included are the stars of Apatow’s This Is 40, dressed as famous figures of 60s- and 70s-era variety shows like Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, with Leslie Mann in a bikini and body paint à la Goldie Hawn and Melissa McCarthy dressed as Lily Tomlin’s Edith Ann; Paul Rudd plays your oily show host, and Megan Fox is an alluring bellhop.
The Second Cover:
features Jim Carrey dressed up as Evel Knievel, Maya Rudolph doing an ancient Egyptian like Steve Martin in his King Tut days, Will Ferrell as a corny cowboy, and Amy Poehler as a 60s go-go girl.
The Third Cover:
Kristen Wiig plays Cher to Ben Stiller’s Sonny on a final cover alongside Chris Rock, doing a Nipsey Russell thing, and Jerry Seinfeld, decked out in a Nehru jacket.