'Bridesmaids' Actor is One Half of Gay Couple on 'Up All Night'
By Evan Lambert
Not all gays are a boatload of fun. I mean, we've learned that lesson courtesy of Glee's Sebastian. However, Reagan and Chris Brinkley (the young married couple of Up All Night) had to discover that the hard way on last night's episode of the NBC comedy.
At the beginning of the episode, Reagan and Chris befriended a gay couple who seemed cool, fun, and down-to-earth—and naturally invited them to go on a bowling double-date. However, when they met up to hang out, sparks began to fly—and not the good kind.
First, Reagan and Chris embarassed themselves by trying too hard to show that they were cool with gay people. For instance, Chris tried to bond with the pair by recounting the time when he kissed another man: "I actually kissed a guy before. It was a French dude, and we were trying to do the kiss-on-the-cheek thing, and I turned the wrong way and I happened to catch mouth-corner...but I'm better for the experience is what I'm saying. I get it now." Awkward.
Then, Justin (one half of the gay couple, played by Ben Falcone from Bridesmaids) showed off his abrasive, competitive side by not being a good sport after winning the bowling game. Of course, this caused tension between him and Reagan (for those who don't watch, Applegate's Reagan is also very competitive), and they ended up quarelling. Although the two couples may have reconciled later, they eventually broke off the friendship over an argument about child-rearing. It was a bummer that their friendship didn't work out, but it was super fun to see Falcone — who in real life is married to Melissa McCarthy — act like a hot-mess on screen. It was also fun to see Maya Rudolph greet the gays by saying "Heyyyy, you bitches! MOMMA'S HERE!" Classic.
The other half of the gay couple, Lawrence, was played by Nat Faxon, who recently won an Oscar for his The Descendants screenplay. How's that for some pedigree. Check out a clip, below: