By Leah Rozen Oliver Jones
April 27, 2009 12:00 PM

>• Known for rocking short shorts on Reno 911!, the actor-writer, 38, is getting big laughs in two films.

ON HIS ROLE AS ZAC EFRON’S GEEKY PAL IN 17 AGAIN At first I was thinking, “Do I really want to do a Tiger Beat movie?” It wasn’t until I met Zac Efron that I started taking it seriously. He was so funny and so smart that it was almost a little depressing. The kid is already gorgeous—can’t he suck at something?

ON MAKING OUT WITH PAUL RUDD IN I LOVE YOU, MAN I’m not that weird a kisser in real life. But when you are standing there and you have Paul Rudd’s head in your hands, you’ve just got to go for it. Otherwise you are not going to make the trailer.

ON LOOKING GOOD IN HOT PANTS ON RENO 911! It requires doing lunges almost constantly. Basically I spend all my downtime doing the Ministry of Silly Walks.