Judd Apatow
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United States

Apatow Productions


Film Director

The producer-director-writer-comedian is behind many comedy hits of the past 15 years, including “Bridesmaids,” “Trainwreck,” “Anchorman” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” not to mention HBO’s series “Girls.” While he directed some of those, as well as “Knocked Up” and “Funny People,” he’s also known as a kingmaker of celluloid comedians. The Apatow Productions brand, with a signature tone that’s both raunchy and heartfelt, includes a revolving repertory company of stars such as Melissa McCarthy, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, who all got their big breaks in the company’s projects, and directors including Rogen, Paul Feig and Adam McKay. Apatow has worked to support the literacy organization 826LA, including donating proceeds from his books “Sick in the Head” and “I Found This Funny.”




  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Showrunners Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
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Judd Apatow to Launch Online Class on Comedy

Judd Apatow to Launch Online Class on Comedy

For 90 bucks, Judd Apatow will teach you the secrets of being a middle-age comedy maestro.The filmmaker and comedian will lead his first online class, offered exclusively via startup MasterClass, slated to launch in the spring of 2018. Students can enroll in the class for $90, or pay $180 per year for unlimited access to MasterClass' more than two dozen current and upcoming celebrity-led courses.Apatow's course will include 32 video lessons, directed by Jay Roach (the "Austin Powers" films, "Meet...


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