Judd Apatow Reveals His Teenage Method for Interviewing Celebrities, Negative Karma Ensues

Apparently, Judd Apatow has been dipping his toes in Hollywood comedy since before his producing days. Last night on The Daily Show, while promoting his new book, Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy, Apatow shared his methods for getting interviews with the comedy elite during his teenage years.

As just a freshmen in high school, Apatow worked for a “major market outlet” in radio…Or at least that’s what he told the comedians he was geeking out on when he wanted to snag an interview. Apatow told of how his awkward 15-year-old self would show up at the apartments of comedy greats like Jerry Seinfield and Steve Martin, who upon seeing him would exasperate, “oh, and you’re a child.”

While seemingly all of Apatow’s admired comedians proved to be good sports after being duped into interviews, Judd, who clearly doesn’t understand negative karma, admits he wouldn’t do the same. Pure negative karma Judd, purely negative.

Judd’s book, out today, is filled with candid conversations between Apatow and his admired exceptional comedy greats. The conversations range from his teenage years to present times. Apatow, aren’t you sad you’ll never fill the next generation’s version of this? Or are you just as scared of teenage youths as the rest of the adult population? For that you can’t be blamed.

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