LOS ANGELES – Judd Apatow is coming to the Oscars — and he’s bringing a new film.
The comedy writer-director-producer, whose screen credits include “Knocked Up,” will unveil fresh material on stage and on screen during the Oscar telecast on Feb. 22, said show producers Bill Condon and Laurence Mark.
They said Apatow and his work will appear during a tribute to comedy.
Hey! The Oscars might actually be funny this year!! Or at least part of it. It seems like no matter who hosts, whether you’re a fan of Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, or (insert comedian name here), you can tell they’re in major comedic pain when hosting the Oscars. In comes Judd Apatow, the now A-list producer/writer/director of just about every really funny movie over the past 4 years has been tapped to create a tribute (a.k.a. time-filler) to comedy featuring some of his very own stuff and comedy classics. You have to give this guy MAJOR credit. He’s helped make Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Goldberg, and Will Ferrell the comedic A-listers they are today. As a matter of fact, I’d be pretty disappointed if they weren’t involved in this tribute. Let’s see how many pot references they can squeeze in.