For Martin Starr, the Best Roles Are as Exciting as They Are Terrifying
Whether it’s as a freak and/or geek, a caterer, or a senior security architect, Martin Starr is best known for one of his roles in three of the most well-received comedies of this century. But between those shows, which somewhat surprisingly includes a nine-year gap from Freaks and Geeks to Pa... [Read More]
For Martin Starr, the Best Roles Are as Exciting as They Are Terrifying
Whether it’s as a freak and/or geek, a caterer, or a senior security architect, Martin Starr is best known for one of his roles in three of the most well-received comedies of this century. But between those shows, which somewhat surprisingly includes a nine-year gap from Freaks and Geeks to Pa... [Read More]
Lincoln Center film society celebrating Judd Apatow’s movies, July 10-14, 2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will have a five-day feast of funny feature films this summer by presenting "I Found This Funny: The Comedy World of Judd Apatow," from July 10-14. Highlights include screenings of many movies Apatow either has directed or produced, a marathon free screen... [Read More]
Judd Apatow’s stand-up comedy resurrection
Immaturity is funny, so says all-American comedy maven Judd Apatow, who’s best known for creating the genius, short-lived, cult TV show, Freaks and Geeks and his ensuing plethora of raunchy blockbusters. What Judd’s not so known for is his abridged stand-up career, which ran shorter than... [Read More]
Watch Seth Rogen, James Franco play ‘Freaks and Geeks’ 8-bit video game
Last year, Web producers Benny and Rafi Fine, aka The Fine Bros, unleashed a delightful tribute to Judd Apatow and Paul Feig’s short-lived but never-forgotten comedy series Freaks and Geeks with the help of animator/composer Doctor Octoroc. That tribute came in the form of an interactive, 8-bi... [Read More]
Judd Apatow Says His Whole Career Is Driven by Revenge for the Cancelation of 'Freaks and Geeks'
by Bradford Evans "Everything I’ve done in a way is revenge for the people who canceled Freaks and Geeks. It’s like, 'You were wrong about that person and that writer and that director.' I guess I should get over that." - Judd Apatow speaking about his ... [Read More]
Paul Feig, 'Bridesmaids', and Comedy with a "Feminine Sensibility"
by Brad Becker-Parton Starting with the creation of his breakout sitcom, Freaks and Geeks, and the lead character of Lindsay Weir, Paul Feig has said publicly and shown in his work that he prefers a “feminine sensibility” in his comedy. His role as the auteur for the female comedic actre... [Read More]
James Franco is all over himself for Comedy Central roast clip
As you might know by now, James Franco will be the subject of the next Comedy Central roast, taking place on Labor Day. We’ve seen his “beautiful” promo clip for it, but a new one has surfaced that’s equally as fun. In the 30 second clip, Franco cribs a line from Four Wedding... [Read More]
The Lost Roles of 'Freaks and Geeks'
There’s been a lot of hubbub over Judd Apatow’s latest series Girls, which just became the first ever TV show released through Apatow’s production company to last beyond its first season, but let’s look back to a time when the reigning King of Hollywood Comedy didn't have such an easy time earning s... [Read More]