Judd Apatow is a brains-behind-the-operation kind of guy. He is a walking, talking engine room. A mighty wielder of pens and skilled documenter of moments, funny and apt. He’s the skipper, the gaffer, the band-leader. The voice of the show, and the orchestrator of the spectacle. Judd Apatow is a writer, producer and director of the highest order.
He brought the world Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People, The Larry Sanders Show, Anchorman, Superbad, Step Brothers, Pineapple Express, Bridesmaids, Girls, Funny or Die Presents and more.
He introduced us to Seth Rogen and Jason Segel, and played a big role in the development of the weird and wonderful James Franco. Having amassed a laundry list of accolades, the hilarious and affable comedic tour de force stands out as an excellent and pertinent choice for Rookie Magazine‘s “Ask a Grown Man” series.
Rookie, an intelligent and quirky American magazine for teenage girls, has attracted a lot of attention for its insightful and wonderfully ingenious series, which provides teenage girls with the opportunity and platform to pose all the pressing questions about life racking their young and inquisitive minds. Rookie invites some seriously impressive, accomplished and distinguished men to tackle readers’ questions, proffering advice and sharing life lessons with discussions of love, relationships, growing up and all that good stuff.
Apatow joins the likes of Mad Men‘s Don Draper himself, Jon Hamm, Knocked Up and Role Models star Paul Rudd, and The Office‘s BJ Novak, sagely opining in the most approachable and affable of fashions. Like a cool uncle. A very cool uncle.
Watch and listen as Apatow gets nice and wise.