GQ‘s August comedy issue is finally here and this year Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis and Tracy Morgan have each received their own covers, but they’ll still fight over who’s the better comedian!
“I’ve never considered myself to be too much of a comedian,” Paul tells GQ. “I’ve never considered myself to be too much of anything. I just lucked out and got to work with some really funny people, and somehow have been able to parlay it into a lot of comedies.”
But that’s not Zach’s problem, according to Tracy he was built to be a comedian.
“You tore Saturday Night Live up. I laughed so f**kin’ hard. Zach’s built for comedy,” Tracy says. “Like Mike Tyson in his prime — he was built for boxing, from the tip of his head to the bottom of his feet, just straight boxer. That’s how Zach is with comedy.”
“I think you may be right,” Zach agrees. “I used to be really cute. I could send you earlier photos where I’m stunning. But I’ve gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I’ve put on, the more success I’ve had. If you drew a diagram of weight gain and me getting more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that.”
There is a formula to comedy and Tracy knows it.
“Cool is the enemy of funny,” he warns. “You can’t be cool and be funny at the same time. Only Eddie Murphy could do that.”
For Paul, Zach & Tracy’s full interview, visit GQ.com!