With the news that Marlon Wayons will be playing comic great Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic, we at PopEater starting thinking about what other actors should be cast as some of America's comic legends. Here are ten funny people and their young Hollywood counterparts.

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John Belushi --> Jack Black
Reason We Picked Him: Jack Black has the look, physical comedy prowess and musical chops that make him a no-brainer to play Belushi. Or, if need be, he could at least play Jim Belushi.
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Casting Comedian Biopics

    John Belushi --> Jack Black
    Reason We Picked Him: Jack Black has the look, physical comedy prowess and musical chops that make him a no-brainer to play Belushi. Or, if need be, he could at least play Jim Belushi.

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    Chris Farley --> Ethan Suplee
    Reason We Picked Him: 'My Name Is Earl' star Ethan Suplee has dropped a lot of weight since 'Mallrats,' but should the script of a Farley biopic come, we're thinking the whole weight-gain-for-a-role option is in order.

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    Jerry Seinfeld --> B.J. Novak
    Reason We Picked Him: B.J. Novak, who has hysterical roles in 'The Office' and 'Inglorious Basterds' to his credit, has the look of a young Jerry, and coincidentally, his show airs in the old 'Seinfeld' timeslot. Fate, perhaps?

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    George Carlin --> B.J. Novak
    Reason We Picked Him: Martin Starr, the butt of countless beard jokes in 'Knocked Up,' has the Carlin Look. Throw him a a case of Red Bull, a carton of cigarettes and some grey hair dye, and he's good to go.

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    Bill Cosby --> Tracy Morgan
    Reason We Picked Him: Perhaps our favorite comedian-actor in the world, Tracy never fails to be gut-busting funny. We'd love to see a Cosby biopic be what 'Ray' was to Jamie Foxx, sending him into Oscar and serious movie territory.

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    Sam Kinison --> Dan Fogler
    Reason We Picked Him: Pop a beret on 'Fanboys' actor Dan Fogler, and he's a dead ringer for Sam Kinison. He even did a test reader for one of the comedian's most epic sets.

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    Roseanne Barr --> Sara Gilbert
    Reason We Picked Her: Hey, why not have Roseanne's own TV daughter play her in the movie version? Sorry Sarah Chalke! We're liking Gilbert here.

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    Gallagher --> Jason Lee
    Reason We Picked Him: With Gallagher, it's all about the mustache, and nobody rocks facial hair like Jason Lee. Now he just needs wider eyes and a whole bunch of watermelons.

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    Andrew Dice Clay --> Vin Diesel
    Reason We Picked Him: Vin Diesel has the attitude to play the Diceman, he just may need some plugs and lifts in his shoes. Nicey-nice.

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    Eddie Murphy --> Derek Luke
    Reason We Picked Him: Nobody could touch Eddie's raunch in the '80s. We'd love to see ultra-nice actor Derek Luke try his hand at some R-rated genius.

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