Q&A With Judd Apatow: The writer/director talks about his new movie, his favorite humor, and 826LA

WebMD Magazine

Matt McMillen

January 18, 2013

“Award-winning writer, director, and film and TV producer Judd Apatow fell in love with comedy as a boy and started performing stand-up when he was still a teenager. As a young adult he decided to write comedy for others, rather than perform himself, and he ended up producing The Ben Stiller Show and writing for The Larry Sanders ShowFreaks and Geeks, and Undeclared, all of which won critical acclaim. His films have included The 40-Year-Old VirginKnocked UpTalladega NightsSuperbadStepbrothers, Pineapple ExpressWanderlust, and The Five-Year Engagement. He sat down with WebMD Magazine to talk about his newest film, This is 40, plus what it’s like to work with his wife and daughters (they have appeared in his films), who is mentors are, and his work with 826LA, a nonprofit that helps students develop writing skills.”

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