WTF Podcast

Episode 103 - Judd Apatow part 1

Judd Apatow is one of the most prolific and successful creators of comedy in Hollywood. But at age 16, Judd was doing his own radio show not unlike WTF. In Part 1 of a two-part interview, you’ll hear rare clips of young Judd in 1983 talking to Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Garry Shandling, well before the big breaks that launched them all to superfame. Marc finds out what those interviews taught Judd and how they impacted his own career.

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Michiel Dillon March 09, 2014 at 1:52 am


I heard the replay of this podcast on NPR tonight, and I was totally shocked when Judd mentioned that he used to record Saturday Night Live with a cassette recorder. I did the same thing when I was around eight or nine. I never transcribed the shows like he did, but it was weird to hear someone else did the same thing. I wasn’t able to stay up late and watch the talk shows like you guys were talking about, but I am proud to say I got my first Steve Martin albums when I was about nine, and listened to my parents Cosby albums all the time, too.

For the record I was an open mic’er in Austin for a few years, but was too lazy to do the writing I should have.

Anyway it was cool to hear you guys had similar childhood experiences being comedy nerds.