Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow Needs To Do All the Dead Comedians

Judd Apatow is a busy guy. According to his IMDb page the director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and other comedy hits is producing Tig Notaro's new film, an untitled movie starring the Lucas Brothers, the LGBTQ-playing-straight-folks sex comedy BROS, and more. I'm of the opinion, though, that he should stop...
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Judd Apatow on George Carlin: ‘He was the Madonna of comedy’

Judd Apatow’s new two-part documentary, “George Carlin’s American Dream,” offers a comprehensive, sprawling account of the late comedian’s life — unfolding, in part, through a treasure trove of Carlin’s personal archives and memorabilia. “We were so lucky because he was a bit of a hoarder and so much existed,” Apatow, 54, told The Post. “We have his parents’ divorce papers from the late ’30s, his discharge papers when he was kicked out of the Air Force … he kept all his love letters, all the Post-it Notes and notebooks of all of his jokes. “We have audiotapes of him writing routines and...
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What Judd Apatow Learned From George Carlin and Why His Comedy Remains So Relevant Today

Click here to read the full article. George Carlin’s enduring comedic legacy inspired Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio to make HBO’s upcoming documentary about the counterculture icon, whose observations remain eerily topical nearly 14 years after his death. Carlin, who appeared on “The Tonight Show” more than 130 times during his lengthy career, riffed about abortion, the planet, police brutality and organized religion in his stand-up sets and also appeared in movies such as “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” His legendary 1972 routine “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” is still regularly invoked in media circles. “We were always so...

Judd Apatow On ‘George Carlin’s American Dream’ And The Legendary Comic’s Ceaseless Determination To Get Better At His Craft

“I kept noticing that whenever anything happened in the news, his name would start trending and you would go on Twitter and he would have the perfect routine to comment on something that had happened in the news,” said director Judd Apatow when we spoke recently about his new two-part documentary on the life of George Carlin, George Carlin’s American Dream, which premieres on HBO and HBO Max May 20.

What Judd Apatow Learned About George Carlin Making New Documentary

Judd Apatow first broke into show business as a comedy writer in the early 90s. He later came into his own as a stand up comic and eventually grew into a kingmaker to countless comedians and actors after evolving into one of the most recognizable directors, writers, and producers in Hollywood.

Judd Apatow Reveals His Rejected Idea for ‘Superbad 2’

Judd Apatow has shared his proposed—and ultimately rejected—plot for Superbad 2. Apatow co-produced the 2007 teen comedy starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera as co-dependent best friends who believe they’ve wasted their high school years. As graduation approaches, the friends decide to have a night of debauchery and agree to get booze for a party hosted by one of their crushes played by Emma Stone; however, their plans are marred by a number of wild and hilarious setbacks.

Judd Apatow shares scrapped Superbad 2 plans

Comedy movie sequels are few-and-far-between, and the successful ones are probably even rarer. 22 Jump Street would be one example that maintained the quality of the first movie and the second Borat movie was also well received. Other than that, it’s hard to think of many from the last decade or two.

Superbad 2: Judd Apatow Explains His Scrapped Plans For A Sequel

Writer/director Judd Apatow hasn’t dealt with sequels too often in his career, with This is 40 acting as the closest thing to a follow-up in his body of work. Though he was merely a producer on the film, Apatow has always been keen to make a sequel to the 2007 pop culture hit Superbad. While it’s a project you won’t see on the list of upcoming movies for this, or any other year, the idea that he shared was actually a pretty promising prospect.