Judd Apatow Returns To His Standup Roots

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Judd Apatow performed standup comedy early in his career, and then stopped for more than two decades. Now forty-eight, with numerous TV and movie hits behind him and a new show on Netflix, he’s returned to performing live, and has been killing with a bit about Bill Cosby. Apatow talks to The New Yorker’s Susan Morrison about the joy he gets from doing standup, why Cosby should pay reparations to his alleged victims, and how the turmoil of his childhood made him the producer he is today.


This segment originally aired on February 26, 2016.