No way! I had no idea, and if anyone out there would sadly, pathetically know that information before it was in Time Magazine, I would think it would be me. Sometimes truth is stranger than fan fiction:

“He always liked to get naked. Anybody that lived in his fraternity house would tell you. And yes, he is a frat boy, no matter how much he would go screaming from that now,” says sportscaster Joe Buck, who, along with Mad Men star Jon Hamm, has known Rudd since their college days.

“He’s adorable. There’s no two ways about it,” says Hamm.

If ever there was a case of the pot calling the kettle adorable, that’s it. The article, which is annoyingly contrived (Joel Stein and an exhausted-seeming Rudd try to “pick up” guys at a bar, get it, because of the movie etc.), mentions the Paul Rudd-executive-produced comedy series, Party Down, which premieres on Starz on Friday. It’s also already available to watch on the Party Down website.

Comments (15)
  1. That show was horrible. But I guess I can’t write that because Paul Rudd is involved.

  2. Wow, that’s some arousing news.

  3. It sounds weak. I [nerd] just wikipedia-ed it and they did not go to the same college.

  4. Christopher Guest and Michael McKean are friends from college
    Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson were college roommates
    Why couldn’t I have been matched up with a potential comedy partner in college?

    • Lauren  |   Posted on Mar 17th, 2009 0

      Paul Rudd went to my college, KU, and Jon Hamm went to MU which are mortal rivals. I think they just knew each other during their college days.

  5. zach  |   Posted on Mar 16th, 2009 +1

    Even stranger is that Joe Buck was there. This sounds like a great sitcom!

  6. ok. let’s play. What would have been good college roommate pairings (fictional or true) and why? Then tell the fruits of their paired-labor in reverse.

  7. Does this mean Joe Buck is incapable of a false step, too? Because I’m pretty sure he associates with Tim McCarver who is, you know, totally fucking insane.

  8. will  |   Posted on Mar 16th, 2009 -1

    man, joel stein sucks

  9. Jesus yeah. Remember the 2006 all star game, where they were doing this really touching tribute to Roberto Clemente and all of a sudden Joe Buck takes the mike and basically goes, “helloooooo Cleveland!!!” So many levels of no.

    But if Paul Rudd had done that, he’d have pulled it off, is all I’m saying.

  10. zach  |   Posted on Mar 17th, 2009 0

    Joe Buck’s buttery smooth voice can do wrong

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