Judd Apatow moderated a discussion between Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner in front of a live audience this afternoon, and here's video of the whole thing. It's all centered on Mel Brooks joining Twitter, which just happened today. The talk was the first event in #ComedyFest, a five-day comedy festival that Comedy Central and Twitter are putting on together because Twitter doesn't have enough comedy on it already.
See below for the full #ComedyFest lineup, with events featuring Tom Lennon, Eugene Mirman, Hannibal Buress, and more:
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards were held last night, and Judd Apatow was honored with the "Louis XIII Genius Award," which is sponsored by the cognac brand Louis XIII and not the famed French king. It's an absurdly-lofty name for this particular award, but there are a hell of a lot people who are fewer qualified for it than Apatow. Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson presented Apatow with the statue, introducing him by reading the following speech off a piece of paper:
Critics' Choice Louis the XIII Genius Award speech, written by Judd Apatow. But don't say it's written by Judd …. OK. Maybe I wrote this. World [...]
Here's Anderson Cooper's profile of Judd Apatow for 60 Minutes, which aired on CBS this past Sunday and features interviews with Leslie Mann, Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Apatow's daughters, who aren't quite as famous as the rest of the people interviewed yet.
Hit the jump for some extra clips from the interview featuring more of Rogen, Segel, Mann, and Sandler (and Apatow):
GQ has an excellent profile on writer/producer/director/King of Hollywood Comedy Judd Apatow out today. In it, Judd Apatow discusses his ambitions to branch out and write a play about the criminal justice system:
"I have a great idea. Maybe like the best idea I've ever had," [Apatow] says. "It requires me to create characters and situations that have absolutely nothing to do with my experience."
When he reveals the idea, off the record, I can see what he means. The subject matter (all he'll let me say about it is "It's about victims of the criminal-justice system and the challenges they face") is unlike anything he's tackled before. [...]
Robert Smigel has a supporting role in Judd Apatow's new movie This Is 40, and while on the set one day, he slapped on his Triumph the Insult Comic Dog hand puppet and filmed this video for Funny or Die, slinging slams and burns at Apatow and the cast. Can you guess who has a better sense of humor about themselves, Judd Apatow or Megan Fox?