While some of his jokes haven’t always aged well among some audiences, Seth Rogen, now 39, certainly has. The comedian has racked up hit after hit, starting with the cult favorite series “Freaks and Geeks” in 1999. After minor roles in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” to “The 40 Year-Old Virgin,” Rogen proved his leading man prowess with 2007’s “Knocked Up,” followed immediately by the critically acclaimed high-school comedy “Superbad.” Rogen’s affable straight-man persona continued in “Pineapple Express,” “This Is the End,” and “Neighbors,” with more dramatic roles including “50/50,” “Take This Waltz,” and “An American Pickle” adding to Rogen’s prolific and well-rounded career.
As for how some of his sometimes foul-mouthed, politically incorrect comedies have withstood the test of time, Rogen said on “Good Morning Britain” that it’s simply “the nature of comedy” for some humor, especially of his button-pushing variety, to curdle as time progresses (via Insider).
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“I think conceptually those movies are sound and I think there’s a reason they’ve lasted as far as people still watching and enjoying them today,” Rogen noted. “Jokes are not things that necessarily are built to last.”
The writer, director, producer, and recent “Pam & Tommy” actor plans on expanding his production company Point Grey Pictures alongside writing and producing partner Evan Goldberg. The duo has a slew of projects in the works, ranging from animated TV shows to documentary features. Find out what’s next for Rogen below.
The original version of this article was published July 22, 2021.
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