"Deadline New York says that Paul Reubens (best known as Pee-wee Herman) will voice 'Jokey' Smurf in Sony Pictures Animation's The Smurfs.
Directed by Raja Gosnell, the film stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Anton Yelchin, Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen and George Lopez.
An August 3, 2011 release is planned."
Well, I was hoping for Breckin Meyer to play Jokey because he did a great (and flat-out hilarious) impersonation for a "Robot Chicken" sketch where Jokey is a crazy, psychotic serial killer. Sounds bad, but's it's really REALLY funny! "SURPRISE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
"Joining the cast that already includes Katy Perry, Hank Azaria, George Lopez, and Alan Cumming are Daily Show’s John Oliver, playing Vanity Smurf; Saturday Night Live‘s Kenan Thompson and Fred Armisen as Greedy Smurf and Brainy Smurf, respectively; The Office’s B.J. Novak as Baker Smurf; and comedian Jeff Foxworthy as Handy Smurf. They join Pee-wee Herman himself, Paul Reubens, who will play Jokey Smurf. Also lending their voices to the little blue creatures are Wolfgang Puck — playing none other than Chef Smurf — and veteran character actor Gary Basaraba as Hefty Smurf. Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin will voice Clumsy Smurf."