Actor Jason Segel has proved he can dish out the comedy on more than just How I Met Your Mother. Let’s look at the entertainer’s funniest films.
Better known as Marshall Erikson on the hit show How I Met Your Mother, actor Jason Segel has gained recognition through his role as Ted Mosby’s close friend. In reality, the now 40-year-old (where does the time go?) has built a successful career in entertainment starting back in the late 90s.
Believe it or not, Segel has starred in many more movies than TV shows. The comedian’s first film role came in the 1998 film Can’t Hardly Wait. Aside from that, the talented individual has also been a writer/producer for some of his works and even created his own show called Dispatches from Elsewhere, which airs Mar. 1 on AMC.
In his lengthy career, Segel has won a Critics Choice Award along with being nominated for an MTV Movie and Teen Choice Award. Without further ado, let’s look at Marshall’s, I mean Jason’s, funniest films.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Though forgetting about Sarah Marshall was the main point in this movie, forgetting the actual movie is hard considering it remains a comedic classic. Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is a relatively average dude who has been very lucky to be dating the famous actress Sarah Marshall (Kristin Bell) for several years.
After she suddenly calls it quits on their relationship, a dejected Peter heads out to Hawaii in hopes of soothing music and the allure of paradise being the cure to break him out of his funk. Well, it seems that won’t be the case at first, considering Sarah is there hanging out with her new beau, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). He seems like a sophisticated guy, but Snow happens to be a rockstar.
Things couldn’t be any worse until Peter hits it off with the concierge of the hotel he is staying at, who is named Rachel (Mila Kunis). As the new romance blossoms, Sarah wants Peter back, putting the man in a hilarious predicament as he must now go from a heartbroken, single guy to someone who has the attention of two women at once.
I Love You, Man (2009)
Successful in many ways, Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) is almost living the ideal life, which includes his fiancé Zooey (Rashida Jones) and a great real estate gig. However, Peter doesn’t have a close guy friend to make his best man or just hang out with. This prompts him to go on a “search” for a guy who can become his best friend, but the men who he meets end up being eccentric.
At one of his real estate showings, Peter comes across a mellow dude named Sydney Fife (Jason Segel), and the two men seem like they could be good friends. This is where the hilarious disaster begins though. As the two men try to build their friendship, Peter gets in a fight with his fiancé, Sydney borrows money and uses it carelessly, and Peter realizes Sydney’s quirkiness.
With Peter angry, the two men and their bromance comes to a halt, but it seems the end of the friendship feels like the end of something meaningful. Can Sydney crash the wedding and proclaim how he wants his best friend back? This film also features Andy Samberg, Jaime Pressly, Aziz Ansari, and Jon Favreau.
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Sex Tape (2014)
Middle-aged couple Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie Hargrove (Cameron Diaz) decide to add a little bit of flavor to their relationship by creating a tape of an intimate moment. However, things take a hilarious turn for the worse when the video gets sent out on multiple iPads after the couple forgets to get rid of it.
After hectically scrambling to retrieve the devices, the couple stumbles into yet another turn when a family friend’s son blackmails them and aims to distribute the tape. The Hargroves must now do whatever it takes–even if it means breaking into a company– to save themselves from embarrassment. This film also stars Rob Lowe, Rob Corddry, Nat Faxon, and Ellie Kemper.
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