While his turn as a hilariously foul-mouthed record executive in “Get Him to the Greek” didn’t earn Diddy a Golden Globe nomination, there’s no doubting that the multitalented star delivered one of the year’s most satisfying — and surprising — scene-stealing comedic performances. Who knew the guy was so freaking funny?
Well, his co-stars certainly did. “We were saying Diddy’s kind of the McLovin of ‘Get Him to the Greek,’ ” Jonah Hill told MTV News before the film’s release. “You don’t know what he’s going to do. Every time he breathes in the movie, it garners a huge laugh.”
Hollywood comedy guru Judd Apatow, who produced the flick, said, “He was riotously funny. As a man with one skill, I was annoyed that he was also funny. You shouldn’t be allowed to be good at so many things.”
Hill and Apatow weren’t kidding. And as it turned out, moviegoers weren’t the only ones digging Diddy’s comedic stylings: Diddy himself was a pretty big fan too. That’s why he’ll be looking to find his way into more laughers in the future.
“I’ve done a lot of drama mostly my whole career, with Broadway and ‘Monster’s Ball’ and stuff like that — my short little career.
But when I did ‘Get Him to the Greek,’ I really fell in love with making people laugh,” he told us on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday (January 16). “I have a knack for improvisation, and hopefully I’ll be able to make people laugh more.”