Who's the Kevin Bacon of comedy?

Judd Apatow may be the most well-connected guy in comedy.

Who?

He’s the director and co-writer of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, producer of Anchorman, and creator of Freaks and Geeks. He’s also worked with pretty much everyone in comedy’s ubiquitous ”Frat Pack” (Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, Jack Black), as well as Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Garry Shandling, Roseanne, and others. ”We all just have similar tastes in what we find funny, which comes from mutual admiration of people before us: Albert Brooks, Harold Ramis, SCTV, Saturday Night Live,” Apatow tells EW’s Josh Rottenberg, who profiles him in the upcoming issue. ”And maybe everyone’s crazy in a similar way — needy and dark and attempting to be happy. Maybe we all had the same mother.”

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  • dygla

    Freaks and Geeks ruled (rules!!!) Good week for Apatow–40 Year Old Virgin comes out and Freaks and Geeks on DVD–He will be a household name soon enough. Sort of on the J.J. Abrams track, IMHO.

  • dygla

    Sorry, I meant Undeclared on DVD this week, Freaks is already out. My bad.

  • K. Lee Benson

    Judd Apatow is NOT the creator of Freaks and Geeks. PAUL FEIG is the creator of Freaks and Geeks. Judd was, I believe, the executive producer.

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