Adam Sandler vows never to do stand-up

May 30th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, May 30 (ANI): Adam Sandler has pledged that he would never perform stand-up comedy again, after he played a comic in new movie ‘Funny People’.

The actor began his career at comedy clubs while studying at New York University and was eventually spotted by a talent scout, before being hired as a writer on hit U.S. satirical show ‘Saturday Night Live’.

The star later abandoned stand-up as his movie career took off, but returned to his performing roots with a role in Judd Apatow’s new film, in which he plays a stand-up comedian.

The funnyman had to face live audience during the shoot and Sander has confessed that the experience has put him off comedy routines for life.

“Adam hadn’t done stand-up comedy for 12 years. We arrived unannounced at a lot of clubs around town and I remember we were driving to one place and he just said, ‘This is exactly why I don’t do this - I so do not want to do this!’” Contactmusic quoted Apatow as telling Empire magazine.

And the moviemaker is not quite happy with his pal’s decision, because he is convinced Sandler is a brilliant performer.

Apatow added: “Adam was one of the best stand-ups around. He has this gift that no one remembers. He killed (was brilliant).”

‘Funny People’ is scheduled to hit big screens later this year (09). (ANI)

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