Judd Apatow had to cast long-time friend Rogen for his first motion picture. Apatow put Rogen in the role of Cal. Cal was the American audience’s first real taste of Rogen beyond television or bit parts in films. As Cal, Rogen finally had the platform to deliver his now-trademark sense of humor. There isn’t a drop of serious in Cal and we love Rogen for that. Cal’s interactions with the protagonist (Steve Carell) are absolutely nothing short of hilarity.