In case you were unaware, writer/director Judd Apatow was a comedy-obsessed teenager who somehow finagled his way into interviewing some of comedy’s greatest stand-ups. Back then, comedy culture wasn’t what it was today, so it was easy for a 15-year-old Apatow to score interviews with folks like Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, and other comedians of that stature in the 1980s.
“Back then I was alone and I had a little confidence about it because I felt like: ‘This is my thing. This is the only thing that only I know about,'” he told NPR recently. Apatow has turned those early conversations, plus more recent talks with peers like Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham into a new book called “Sick In The Head.”
With the book on shelves now, and his upcoming Amy Schumer-led comedy “Trainwreck” in theaters on July 17th, Apatow’s been doing some heavy press rounds. Apart from doing a two hours-plus podcast interview with Pete Holmes, which you can hear here, the writer/director has also done interviews with NPR, Marc Maron, and the CBC. You can listen to them all below, plus check out over 25 photos from “Trainwreck.” Synergy!