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Watch Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel in the Short Film That Inspired “This Is The End”

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s LOL-worthy, gross out, apocalypse comedy “This Is the End” hit it big at the box office this weekend, even though it was up against a little film called “Man of Steel.” What fans may not know, though, is that the movie was based on the 2007 short film, “Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse,” which starred Seth and Jay Baruchel. That’s right, not only does the short film look engagingly awkward and downright funny, but it’s also a mini-“Undeclared” reunion. If only Charlie Hunnam could have swung by for a minute. While only the trailer for the unreleased short film is available, you can see why it quickly became a viral hit and inspired the full-length film “This Is the End,” which Rogen and Goldberg wrote with Jason Stone, who directed. In fact, they used the short to shop around “This Is the End” to studios to get the movie made. They had to change the title though, because according to Goldberg, “Steven Spielberg and Fox made Robopocalypse and because of that, we can’t use ‘apocalypse.'” Personally, we think “This Is the End” has a better (read: less Kevin Smith) ring to it, anyway.

Watch the trailer now:

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Check Out the Spirit Awards Nominees for Best Male and Female Leads

Catch the 2016 Spirit Awards live Feb. 27th at 5P ET/2P PT on IFC.

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From Jason Segel’s somber character study of author David Foster Wallace, to Brie Larson’s devastating portrayal of a mother in captivity, the 2016 Spirit Awards nominees for Best Male and Female Leads represent the finest in the year of film acting. Take a look at the Best Male and Female Leads in action, presented by Jaguar.

Best Male Lead 

Christopher Abbott, James White
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Watch more Male Lead nominee videos here.

Best Female Lead 

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine

Watch more Female Lead nominee videos here.

25 Important Life Lessons We Learned from the Bluths

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1. Value yourself.

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2. Never take life too seriously

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3. Your body is a temple.

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4. Admit your faults.

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5. Never turn your back on family.

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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Seth Rogen Visits WTF with Marc Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang!

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This week Seth Rogen stopped by both Comedy Bang! Bang! and WTF with Marc Maron to talk about his new film “This Is The End.” First, on WTF, Marc sat down with Hollywood heavyweights Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who are fresh off the premiere party of their new movie when they visit the garage. They talk to Marc about how their creation of the Superbad script at age 13 started them on the path to major Hollywood careers. Once they got those careers, they learned what not to do after being dealt some failure. Download the episode here.

There’s also a little “jew talk”:

Then, Seth and his infectious laugh joined Scott for the very first time in Comedy Bang Bang history! Seth shared stories from the set of “Superbad”, discussed weird Kirk Cameron movies and talked about the origin of his hilarious directorial debut “This Is The End.” Seth also answered questions from Twitter, revealed his controversial opinion on kale and the tragic story behind his love of pepperoni pizza. Listen to find out if Scott made Seth cry or if a game of Fart, Mary, Kiss eased the tension. Download here.

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“Maron” airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c; Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to IFC on Friday, July 12 at 10/9c

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