Episode Number: 978
Episode Guest: Judd Apatow
Original Airdate: June 22, 2017
Episode Sponsors: LegalZoom, ZipRecruiter, PolicyGenius, Caveman Coffee
Guest Bio: Judd Apatow is a film producer, writer, director, actor, and comedian. Look for him touring all over this summer and check out his latest film The Big Sick, opening June 23, 2017 in New York and Los Angeles.
Topics Discussed: Jeff Sussman (Joe’s manager); Bob Nelson; prop comics; Dennis Miller used to be a prop comic; Carrot Top talk; comedians in Las Vegas; The Big Sick movie; paying attention to ticket sales; the terror of things not working out; (Judd plugs his dates); kids don’t email; teenage daughters; Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! book; Joe isn’t worried about his daughters and weed, he’s worried about them and alcohol; taking an Uber; what Joe is like as a dad; The Big Lebowski movie; movies you’re not allowed to hate; spouses shouldn’t like the same things; Judd talks about stopping stand-up comedy and then getting back into it; stand-up comedy is a job and writing is a part of it; Gary Shandling talk; Judd is doing a documentary about Gary; The Larry Sanders Show TV show; Jay Leno talk and late night talk shows; criticisms about Leno; Colbert called trump a “cock holster”; blocking people on Twitter; Trump doesn’t want poor people running the economy; no one knows everything about the country; people have turned on Wikileaks; Julian Assange; Seth Rich conspiracy theory; John F. Kennedy conspiracy theory talk; Michael Flynn and Russia; Putin and Russia; why does Trump like Putin; talk about the US intervening in other countries; Requiem for the American Dream Noam Chomsky documentary; talk about voting; (1:00:00) trying to help people in other countries sometimes makes things worse; Obama talk; 2008 bailouts; why isn’t there a third political party in the US; Ross Perot; Bernie Sanders; political debates; the left and the right share common traits; Joe asks Judd if he had any issues with Hillary Clinton; Joe thinks Hillary is dishonest; people defend Hillary by saying Trump is worse; Joe thinks Trump really didn’t want to be president; Jared Kushner; more Trump talk; Trump and the EPA; Trump and health care; people don’t have time to investigate everything; Kushner in suit and bulletproof vest; (Judd plugs his tour dates again); shooting a special; Ray Romano once had Joe’s role on NewsRadio; Ray Romano talk; the quality of comedy today; Bill Burr; the most entertaining way to perform comedy; The Comedy Store talk; the comedy community; the internet has given comedians more opportunities; how doing comedy helps Judd with his movies; comedy writers who don’t do stand-up; writers/directors who stick to the script; improvisation in TV and movies; Phil Hartman talk; Joe tells a story about Phil Hartman getting blackmailed for going to a strip club; Phil Hartman was too nice; lending people money; Judd talks about starting comedy in California; Sammy Shore; Judd takes Alpha Brain and says it really works; Judd asks Joe about his daily routine and Joe lays it out for him; Dr. Rhonda Patrick; saunas reduce risk of death; Joe talks about exercising and running; Trump’s strange theory about exercising; Joe talks about isolation tanks; Judd doesn’t like lifting things or counting; walking after writing; depression talk; growing up surrounded by chaos; Joe talks about his childhood; Judd knew he wanted to be involved in comedy since he was 10; what about comedy appeals to Judd; Live on the Sunset Strip movie; more talk about Richard Pryor’s last days; (2:00:00) Richard Pryor talk; Joe talks about having to follow Richard Pryor at The Comedy Store; comedy tourism at The Comedy Store; The Comedy Cellar; Martin Lawrence; Gary Owen; when Judd realized he was a real comic; Judd talks about performing before Adam Sandler; finding your voice/cadence; listening to your sets; (Judd plugs his dates again); Connecticut.
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My Thoughts: Lots of talk about comedy and stand-up. Lots of political talk. Some talk about exercise and health as well.
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