Six Funny People Who Are Sleeping with Other Funny People

The most hilarious couples of the comedy world.

Rich Blomquist & Kristen Schaal

By Amanda Green

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett

Poehler and Arnett have collaborated since they were married in 2003, the year Arnett was cast as George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in Arrested Development. Poehler co-starred a few times as Gob's wife. Later, the couple played a possibly-incestuous brother-sister figure-skating pair in Blades of Glory, and Arnett recently acted in Poehler's latest project, NBC's Parks and Recreation. Now, they are collaborating on a new project: babies. In 2008, Poehler gave birth to their first son, Archie, whom the couple joked wouldn't inherit a sense of humor and would instead end up being "a little Sean Penn." Their second son, Abel, was born in August.

Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann

Comedy powerhouse Judd Apatow has obviously got the writing chops for Hollywood. He's also got a funny, beautiful wife in the form of Leslie Mann, who acts in most of his films. The couple met in 1996 on the set of The Cable Guy. Apatow co-wrote and produced the film, and it was Mann's first big movie role. A year later, the creative union became a legal one. In the last few years, they've kept busy writing and directing and acting in about half the romantic comedies worth seeing.

Kristen Schaal and Rich Blomquist 

Daily Show correspondent Kristin Schaal met boyfriend and Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist in 2008 when they were both working on an Adult Swim pilot called Snake and Bacon. The network didn't pick up the show, but Blomquist did pick up Schaal. On The Daily Show, which is apparently a sort of comedy loveshack, Blomquist helps Schaal with her bits. In July, the couple got up close and personal in their Sexy Book of Sexy Sex. One lesson from that helpful tome: instead of finding your porn star name by combining your first pet's name with the street you grew up on, couple your favorite alcoholic beverage with your biggest insecurity.

Steve Carell and Nancy Walls

When Steve Carell married Saturday Night Live alumna Nancy Walls in 1996, neither of them were household names. Carell was an improv teacher at Second City, and Walls was but an eager student. In the past fifteen years, they've collaborated on a bunch of projects — they worked as correspondents on the Daily Show, and Walls has appeared in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and The Office — and become famous as hell.

Samantha Bee and Jason Jones

Daily Show correspondents Samantha Bee and Jason Jones met in 1996 while working on a touring Sailor Moon children's show. They bonded over how much they hated their jobs and eventually married in 2001. Since then, they've stated an intention to "procreate like farmers" — they're on their way with Piper (four), Fletcher (two), and a third in the oven. The couple keeps busy in other ways, too: Jones wrote and starred in the dysfunctional Christmas film Coopers' Camera with Bee in 2008, and Bee published her first book this year. Now a sitcom starring Bee as a celebrity chef and Jones as her doting sous chef is in the works. A tongue-in-cheek sex manual can't be far behind.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

After a short marriage to filmmaker Mel Metcalfe (she did it for a green card) in 1996, De Rossi quietly dated Ringo Starr's stepdaughter for four years, and then she met Ellen, backstage at an awards show in 2004. The ladies quickly fell in love, the tabloids outed De Rossi, and in 2008, DeGeneres and De Rossi married. In August, De Rossi filed a petition to legally change her last name to DeGeneres. Because you know, Portia De Rossi-DeGeneres doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

Commentarium (41 Comments)

Sep 27 10 - 12:28am
bearman33

I don't know if Coors Light penis size makes for a successful porn name.

Sep 27 10 - 12:29am
bearman33

Kristen Schaal's chest hair is sexy.

Sep 27 10 - 12:59am
bearman33

Captain Morgan bigger organ is catchier.

Sep 27 10 - 1:15am
bearman33

The only quibble I have with this list is Portia de Rossi. I'm guessing she qualifies as funny because she was on Arrested Development? where she wasn't even funny. Unless Ellen is considered so funny that she carries the comedy load for both of them? I'd be curious to know if there is anyone who thinks Portia de Rossi is funny.

Sep 27 10 - 1:20am
bearman33

Does anyone know anything about Naomi Odenkirk?

Sep 27 10 - 9:26am
alicia

I thought Portia de Rossi was hilarious on Ally McBeal - she was SUCH a bitch, it was great!

Sep 27 10 - 10:01am
thefiremarshall

Portia wasn't funny on AD? Seriously? Chicken with chicken sauce is still my favorite recipe...

Sep 27 10 - 10:05am
greg

bearman33: You didn't think PdR was funny on AD? Really?!? I assume, then, you missed her on 'Better Off Ted', where she was downright hysterical.

I guess it depends on how deadpan you like your humor. I think she's practically this generation's Bob Newhart.

Sep 27 10 - 10:16am
bearman33

Ok, I guess she's funnier than I thought. But Bob Newhart? The guy from the show where everyone was named Darryl? I guess I missed his humor too because I was always looking at the wife, wondering how he got her.

Sep 27 10 - 10:34am
Eric

Margarita Heights makes a decent name for a Mexican version of 90210; not such a good name for a straight male porn star.

Sep 27 10 - 10:37am
LoveHandle

I'm Mojito Deepwater! Hooray for Kristen Schaal's porn star naming innovation!

Sep 27 10 - 10:40am
bearman33

You're right; a better name would be Rod Steele.

Sep 27 10 - 10:45am
bearman33

Another way to choose your porn name is by combining your favorite movie and a favorite food. I would be Big Sausage. I guess that works.

Sep 27 10 - 10:50am
explainerguy

oh no, my name is white russian power and everyone knows cossack porn wages are the worst.

Sep 27 10 - 11:08am
bearman33

"Cossack" is what someone trying to say "cocksucker" says after too many white russians.

Sep 27 10 - 11:09am
bearman33

Isn't anyone going to come up with any more funny couples?

Sep 27 10 - 11:13am
bearman33

Jack Black and Laura Kightlinger would be good, if he hadn't gotten with Charlie Haden's daughter.

Sep 27 10 - 11:17am
LoveHandle

Is Laura Kightlinger still alive?

I'm surprised no one's brought up Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel. (I don't think Kimmel is funny, though).

Sep 27 10 - 11:19am
LastHJ

J&B Honker

Sep 27 10 - 11:59am
bearman33

I never heard anything about Laura Kightlinger dying, so I assume she's still alive. Silverman and Kimmel, like Kightlinger and Black, are a defunct couple, so that's why they're not in the mix.

Sep 27 10 - 12:05pm
bearman33

Even if you don't think Kimmel is funny, you have to admit he's quick on his feet, he always has that snappy comeback ready to unholster. And he throws great parties, where Johnny Knoxville shows up with moonshine.

Sep 27 10 - 12:44pm
Tonjiboy

no marge and homer simpson on this list? for shame!

Sep 27 10 - 12:59pm
Sudsy

If I had to drive cross country with one of these couples, it would be Schall. Second place would be Jones/Bee. Amy P seems cool but I suspect Arnett is a douche.

Sep 27 10 - 1:40pm
bearman33

Arnett is actually a good dude whose father graduated from Harvard and went on to become CEO of Molson. He went through a heavy drinking phase where he was a douche, but after some AA meetings and self-realization, he is now on the straight and narrow. The jury is still out on Running Wilde, there were some bright spots like the little horse, but first episodes are traditionally shaky, we'll see if they can get into a groove, God knows he needs this one, he's had so many failed sitcoms before.

Sep 27 10 - 1:42pm
bearman33

Marge Simpson isn't funny, unlike de Rossi, I can say that with one hundred percent certainty.

Sep 27 10 - 2:30pm
bearman33

I would vote for Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, who ironically was on Arrested Development, like Arnett and de Rossi.

Sep 27 10 - 5:33pm
Metallicarulez

DE ROSI IS A LESBO, THAT AIN'T FUNNY.

Sep 27 10 - 8:30pm
stu

Scotch Balding

Sep 28 10 - 6:29am
Joe

Portia de Rossi was hilarious on Arrested Development. What about that time that she had a sore throat and Maeby tried to convince Steve Holt that she was a tranny? Or all the times she wore the SLUT T-shirt? Or all of her convos with Tobias?

Sep 28 10 - 8:50am
girlfriend

Guinness Looks

Sep 28 10 - 7:49pm
Anty

Jack Daniels Tooth

Sep 28 10 - 10:18pm
MLHD

Are you kidding me? Portia is hilarious! Have you SEEN Better Off Ted??? (RIP...)

Sep 29 10 - 3:06am
modular

PdR was the funniest thing on better off ted.

Sep 29 10 - 1:00pm
sandyra

What about Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara? (Ben Stiller's parents) Or is this list only for the whippersnappers??

Sep 29 10 - 6:54pm
elbruce

My porn name is now "Whiskey Dick."

Sep 30 10 - 4:19am
Marilyn

Mimosa Booty

Actually, it's not that bad sounding.

Sep 30 10 - 9:30am
drouid

Manhattan Failure

Oct 01 10 - 12:43pm
Bozac

What about Jimmy Pardo & Danielle Koening?

Oct 02 10 - 8:37pm
ML

Metallicarulez, you're an asshole.

Oct 03 10 - 10:54pm
FT

Portia and Ellen are adorable. I'm watching Arrested Development again - she's great in it! AD is so clever - probably why Metallicarulez and Bearman33 did get it.

Oct 03 10 - 10:55pm
FT

I mean, didn't get it.