The Comedy Issue

1 season, 19 episodes

Vanity Fair knows that there is nothing better than a good laugh. See the jocular side of the magazine in the first-ever Vanity Fair Comedy Issue.

The 2013 Comedy Issue

Comedy

James Franco, Jason Segel, Busy Philipps, and Linda Cardellini on how they were cast in their roles and what they would be doing today if they weren’t acting.

Comedy

John Daly, Sam Levine, Martin Starr, and the rest of the geeky side of Freaks and Geeks on getting cast and what their characters would have gone on to do.

Comedy

Together for the first time in 12 years, the entire cast of Freaks and Geeks assembles at Judd Apatow’s beckoning — in a high-school gym, no less. Go behind the scenes at Mark Seliger’s photo shoot, with commentary from Apatow and the actors.

Comedy

Our cover comedians, like Kristen Wiig, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, and Jerry Seinfeld talk about when they first met Apatow, the guest editor of the January Comedy Issue.

Comedy

The Anchorman star takes a break from shooting our January cover to talk about guest editor Judd Apatow—and enjoy craft services.

Hollywood

The actress and comedienne talks to Senior West Coast Editor Krista Smith about why she hasn’t agreed to be photographed by this magazine until now, and what it’s like to pose with a cross-dressing monkey.

Comedy

The comedian and our January Comedy Issue guest editor talk about a fateful meeting on Martin’s front lawn, when a young Apatow confronted him for an autograph.

Comedy

At Martin Short’s photo shoot for V.F.’s Comedy Issue, the comedian is set up in increasingly absurd—and adorable—shots with photographer Sam Jones.

Comedy

The V.F. camera crew sits down with Bo Burnham, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Peretti, Reggie Watts, Hannibal Buress, and John Mulaney as they prep for their Comedy Issue shoot with photographer Mark Seliger.

Comedy

The New Girl actress talks with Senior West Coast Editor Krista Smith about her comedic influences—including This Is Spinal Tap—and growing up “unintentionally funny.”

Comedy

Behind the scenes at Albert Brooks’s photo shoot with Vanity Fair, ahead of his upcoming appearance in This Is 40.

Comedy

The Parks and Recreation actress talks with Senior West Coast Editor Krista Smith about comedy, public humiliation, and what kind of tail Ben Affleck would have if he were an animal.

Comedy

The Ben and Kate actress talks with Senior West Coast Editor Krista Smith about being obsessed with our January guest editor, Judd Apatow, and auditioning for (and failing to nab) a part on Girls.

Comedy

Behind the scenes at the Comedy Issue photo shoot with Norman Lear, David Milch, Paul Reubens, Roseanne Barr, Gary Shandling, and James L. Brooks.

Hollywood

The stars of our Comedy Issue grapple with the unusual name of its guest editor.

Hollywood

The creative pair—who have collaborated on films like Knocked Up and This Is 40—talk about their life together with their two daughters.

Comedy

On the set of their Comedy Issue shoot with photographer Mark Seliger, Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone open up.

Hollywood

As our columnists analyze what makes Yankees and Brits different and , comedically speaking, we look to the classic television one-liners from both sides of the pond.

Hollywood

The Mindy Project creator and star talks to Senior West Coast Editor Krista Smith about whom she admires and how she was petrified throughout her whole first year on The Office.