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This Is the End, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg: After writing a string of successful comedies, Rogen and Goldberg made their directorial debut with this apocalyptic Hollywood in-joke about a party at James Franco's during the biblical Revelation.
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Tomorrow Night, Louis C.K.: C.K. couldn't get distribution for his surreal black and white comedy in 1998, but released it online in 2014 following the success of his show Louie.
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Who's The Caboose?, Sam Seder: Sarah Silverman co-stared with Seder in this film about comedians who travel to L.A. for pilot season, which also featured the now-closed Luna Lounge, an alt-comedy landmark.
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Sour Grapes, Larry David: David himself doesn't seem to remember this film fondly, making it a memorable punchline in a later episode of Curb Your Enthusiam.
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The 40 Year Old Virgin, Judd Apatow: This hit made the careers of basically everyone involved, starting off Apatow's comedy dynasty and turning Steve Carell into a movie star (saving The Office from cancellation in the process).
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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, Neal Brennan: Despite co-writing the Dave Chappelle vehicle Half Baked, Chappelle's Show creator Neal Brennan didn't make his directorial debut until this disappointing 2009 film about a failing car dealership.
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Wedding Daze, Michael Ian Black: The first of The State alumni to be featured here, Michael Ian Black directed this weird romantic comedy where Jason Biggs accidentally kills his girlfriend from the shock of his wedding proposal.
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Hell Baby, Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon: On the other hand, blockbuster screenwriters Garant and Lennon made their debut with this supremely silly horror-comedy about a haunted house that possesses a pregnant woman.
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The Baxter, Michael Showalter: While he's already receiving acclaim for directing Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon's The Big Sick, Showalter's first film was this meta romantic comedy about the guy who is dumped in favor of the protagonist at the end of a romantic comedy.
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Wet Hot American Summer, David Wain: The most successful filmmaker among The State's impressive roster, Wain's first film was initially a critical and commercial bomb before becoming an iconic cult hit, spawning both prequel and sequel Netflix series.