Sitcom stars get serious about comedy
By Matthew Belloni
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "There's too much deconstruction and analysis of comedy," Ed Helms noted toward the end of a gathering of Emmy-worthy comedic actors (held in a bar though, sadly, nobody was drinking).
"Yeah," agreed Ty Burrell. "Like if you got together at a roundtable just to talk about comedy ..."
Helms ("The Office") and Burrell ("Modern Family") were joined by Ted Danson ("Bored to Death"), Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother"), Aziz Ansari ("Parks and Recreation") and Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory").
WHO IS THE FUNNIEST MAN ALIVE?
Ted Danson: Chris Rock.
Neil Patrick Harris: Really? His stand-up?
Danson: He cuts real close to the bone. The scary stuff. The stuff that you shouldn't be able to say, but somehow he can.
Ty Burrell: (For his) sensibility, Bill Murray. He's not necessarily doing his own material, but I can't think of anybody else. Continued...