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The Tonight Show and Judd Apatow Mine for Comedy

Comedy legends film in Bryant Park.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has filmed three pretty funny “bits” at the park in the past twelve months. The first starred Mets pitching ace Matt Harvey, who appeared in a segment last year asking park visitors what they thought about… Matt Harvey.

The baseball theme continued this April with a segment starring ex-Yankee Robinson Cano. Mr. Cano left the Yankees over the winter, signing a big contract with Seattle, and park visitors were given the chance to let their feelings be known by booing a large cardboard cutout of Cano. Many Yankee fans took the opportunity to direct hearty boos at the cutout… only to turn around and find that the real Cano was right there all along.

Then in June, Ryan Lewis, a producer and musician who often performs with Grammy-winner Macklemore, went to the park, mic in hand, to ask visitors what they thought of Ryan Lewis. Mr. Lewis proved to be a pretty good sport, as the video shows.

The park will make an appearance in comedy director Judd Apatow’s next film as well. In early July, Daniel Radcliffe (the Harry Potter guy) was spotted at the park with several dogs. He was filming the new comedy Trainwreck, written by Amy Schumer and directed by Apatow. Co-star Marisa Tomei was also on hand for the shooting. The film, which also stars Tilda Swinton and Ms. Schumer, is scheduled to open next year.      

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