Vanity Fair's Comedy Issue Covers Have Equal Numbers of Men and Women

The January edition of Vanity Fair is the "first ever comedy issue," guest-edited by Judd Apatow. There are three different covers, featuring groups of comedians. Unlike the April 2009 issue of VF — "Comedy's New Legends" — there are actual women on these covers. In fact, the editors chose six men and six women to shoot.

Vanity Fair's Comedy Issue Covers Have Equal Numbers of Men and Women

From the website:

Included are the stars of Apatow's This Is 40, dressed as famous figures of 60s- and 70s-era variety shows like Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, with Leslie Mann in a bikini and body paint à la Goldie Hawn and Melissa McCarthy dressed as Lily Tomlin's Edith Ann; Paul Rudd plays your oily show host, and Megan Fox is an alluring bellhop.

Vanity Fair's Comedy Issue Covers Have Equal Numbers of Men and WomenA second cover features Jim Carrey dressed up as Evel Knievel, Maya Rudolph doing an ancient Egyptian like Steve Martin in his King Tut days, Will Ferrell as a corny cowboy, and Amy Poehler as a 60s go-go girl. Finally, Kristen Wiig plays Cher to Ben Stiller's Sonny on a final cover alongside Chris Rock, doing a Nipsey Russell thing, and Jerry Seinfeld, decked out in a Nehru jacket.

Vanity Fair's Comedy Issue Covers Have Equal Numbers of Men and Women

If only one of the dudes had been given as skimpy a wardrobe as Leslie Mann was! But as we know, naked women are more VF-friendly than naked men. Anyway, these are fun. Click 'em to enlarge.


Vanity Fair's First-Ever Comedy Issue Guest-Edited by Judd Apatow
[Vanity Fair]