Before he became a big time writer/director/producer, Judd Apatow had enveloped himself in comedy through stand-up. It makes sense for someone who was one of the biggest comedy nerds ever (he scored interviews with the biggest comedians of his time while he was in high school) well before podcasts or YouTube was around.
Having gotten tapped for writing and producing gigs like The Larry Sanders Show, Apatow’s stand-up then rested on the backburner for several years.
After carving out a niche as a Hollywood power player, especially in regards to comedy, Apatow returned to stand-up a few years ago, performing regularly all throughout LA’s most respected venues (Largo, Improv, etc.).
So, as he has a comedy series on Netflix, Love, he has been sharpening his stand-up over the last few years, and Netflix loves making big time comedy specials now, this special was inevitable.
If you like to see it live, it tapes at JFL Montreal on July 24th.