Writing Comedy: Judd Apatow

  • 90 mins


The writer/director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up dicusses a career dedicated to splitting sides and tickling funnybones.

Having established himself as a writer on some of America's funniest television shows - including The Larry Sanders Show and Freaks and Geeks - Judd Apatow then moved into film production, gently ushering the likes of The Cable Guy and Anchorman into being. His first film as writer/director was the super-hit The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which made a star of Steve Carell and left a whole generation of men very, very frightened of beauty treatments involving hot wax. His new film Knocked Up - screening at EIFF - has decisively established him as American comedy's hottest property. Here is your chance to question him about the pressures associated with always being the funniest person in the room. HM

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