Robert Smigel, the creator and voice of Triumph the Comic Insult Dog, has been cast in Judd Apatow’s next comedy. Apatow’s Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo has also signed on to co-star in the flick, a Universal picture starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Bridesmaids scene stealer Melissa McCarthy.
In the film, formerly known as This is Forty, Rudd and Mann reprise their roles as married characters from Apatow’s 2007 hit Knocked Up. Also in the cast are Albert Brooks, Megan Fox and Ryan Lee. Not too shabby.
Mumolo and Smigel are set to portray a couple who are best friends with Rudd and Mann. Mumolo co-wrote Bridesmaids with Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig. Smigel, in addition to Triumph, the prolific Smigel has created SNL’s “TV Funhouse” birthing such characters as Ace and Gary, “The Ambiguously Gay Duo.” Smigel also was the first head writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and has had appearances in many Adam Sandler films. He also has an integral part in a new episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm this season.