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Author: Judd Apatow
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Random House trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Before his name became synonymous with a new style of comedy; before he had written, directed, or produced his first movie or TV show; before he and his roommate Adam Sandler were performing stand up at dive bars in LA; before all that, Judd Apatow was a kid in Syosett, Long Island who was utterly obsessed with comedy. At 16, he started hosting a radio show for his local high school station, and he would call up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judd Apatow
ISBN: 0812987284 9780812987287
OCLC Number: 923652180
Description: xvi, 556 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why comedy? --
The beginning: Jerry Seinfeld, 1983 --
Adam Sandler, 2009 --
Albert Brooks, 2012 --
Amy Schumer, 2014 --
Chris Rock, 2014 --
Eddie Vedder, 2013 --
Freaks and geeks oral history, 2013 --
Garry Shandling, 1984 --
Garry Shandling, 2014 --
Harold Ramis, 2005 --
Harry Anderson, 1983 --
James L. Brooks, 2014 --
Jay Leno, 1984 --
Jeff Garlin, 2013 --
Jerry Seinfeld, 2014 --
Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller, 2010 --
Jimmy Fallon, 2015 --
Jon Stewart, 2014 --
Key and Peele, 2014 --
Larry Gelbart and James L. Brooks, 2007 --
Lena Dunham, 2014 --
Leslie Mann, 2012 --
Louis C.K., 2014 --
Marc Maron, 2010 --
Martin Short, 1984 --
Mel Brooks, 2013 --
Michael Che, 2014 --
Michael O'Donoghue, 1983 --
Mike Nichols, 2012 --
Miranda July, 2013 --
Roseanne Barr, 2014 --
Sandra Bernhard, 1983 --
Sarah Silverman, 2014 --
Seth Rogen, 2009 --
Spike Jonze, 2014 --
Stephen Colbert, 2014 --
Steve Allen, 1983 --
Steve Martin, 2014
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"Before his name became synonymous with a new style of comedy; before he had written, directed, or produced his first movie or TV show; before he and his roommate Adam Sandler were performing stand up at dive bars in LA; before all that, Judd Apatow was a kid in Syosett, Long Island who was utterly obsessed with comedy. At 16, he started hosting a radio show for his local high school station, and he would call up the biggest comics of the day - comics like Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Steve Allen, Sandra Bernhard; none of whom, by the way, had any idea they were talking to a kid in his parents' garage -- and talk to them about what got them into comedy, and what made them stay in. Thirty years later, Apatow is still that comedy nerd, and still interviewing comics about what drives them and why they do what they do. That obsession has made him one of the most recognizable and influential comedic filmmakers working today. This book is a collection of 30 years worth of conversations -- always funny, often poignant, and incredibly intimate -- that not only span Apatow's career, but his adult life. Featuring interviews with luminaries like Mel Brooks and Chris Rock and modern icons like Louis CK and Amy Schumer, this is a book for fans of comedy, from the nerdiest fan of all"--Provided by publisher.

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