'Saturday Night Live' - Paul Rudd / Paul McCartney Recap

Paul McCartney and Paul Rudd on 'SNL' Dec. 11 2010

Paul Rudd is, quite simply, one of the most accomplished straight men of this century. Not "straight", as in heterosexual, but rather "straight" as in "the guy in comedies that sets-up the 'funnyman' or 'the guy who needs to get all the laughs to compensate for things.' And by 'things' I mean: small wieners and low self-esteem."

In this role, Rudd excels, often getting as many if not more laughs than his comedic partners in this, the age of anti-humor where the laughs come more from the reactions to, not delivery of, situations and punchlines (think 'The Office,' 'Arrested Development' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'). Now he takes another turn as the lead jokester, and we are left to hope he's taught the cast a thing or two about being straight.

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