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Feeling comic fear

He is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated funnyman, but very few know that Adam Sandler had to struggle to steel his nerves initially for his comic acts.

hollywood Updated: Apr 09, 2011 00:42 IST

He is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated funnyman, but very few know that Adam Sandler had to struggle to steel his nerves initially for his comic acts. “I didn’t feel confident about doing comedy until I was like 22, 23. It took me five years to start being okay with my friends showing up and watching me,” reveals the Just Go With It actor, who is now a household name for his rib-tickling movies.

His initial apprehension haunted him despite the fact that Sandler had always been funny since childhood. “My family always told jokes, hanging out at the dinner table. That was my way of getting attention. I enjoyed making my father laugh,” he says. Having done numerous comedies till date, Sandler is now busy making audiences laugh with his latest flick, Just Go With It, with actors Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman and swimsuit model, Brooklyn Decker.

Sandler says his recipe for a comedy is simple. “Make it funny, get a message in there, try to raise the camera high enough so you don’t see the triple chin, try to make the girl seem like she likes me, try to make it that I’m stronger than most people and try not to shoot me from behind too much,” he quips.