Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy

Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy

by Judd Apatow

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ISBN-13: 9780812987287
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 98,012
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Judd Apatow is one of the most important comic minds of his generation. He wrote and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (co-written with Steve Carell), Knocked Up, Funny People, and This Is 40, and his producing credits include Superbad, Bridesmaids, and Anchorman. Apatow is the executive producer of HBO’s Girls. He was also the executive producer of Freaks and Geeks, created Undeclared, and co-created the Emmy Award–winning television program The Ben Stiller Show. His latest film is Trainwreck. He was also the editor of the collection I Found This Funny. Judd Apatow lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Leslie Mann, and their two daughters, Maude and Iris.


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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Comedy? ix

The Beginning: Jerry Seinfeld, 1983 3

Part 1 A-J

Adam Sandler, 2009 13

Albert Brooks, 2012 27

Amy Schumer, 2014 46

Chris Rock, 2014 61

Eddie Vedder, 2013 72

Freaks and Geeks Oral History, 2013 81

Garry Shandling, 1984 101

Garry Shandling, 2014 109

Harold Ramis, 2005 117

Harry Anderson, 1983 130

James L. Brooks, 2014 139

Jay Leno, 1984 153

Jeff Garlin, 2013 164

Part 2 J-M

Jerry Seinfeld, 2014 185

Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller, 2010 199

Jimmy Fallon, 2015 214

Jon Stewart, 2014 226

Key and Peele, 2014 238

Larry Gelbart and James L. Brooks, 2007 253

Lena Dunham, 2014 265

Leslie Mann, 2012 277

Louis C.K., 2014 285

Marc Maron, 2010 303

Mariin Short, 1984 321

Part 3 M-S

Mel Brooks, 2013 331

Michael Che, 2014 343

Michael O'Donoghue, 1983 352

Mike Nichols, 2012 362

Miranda July, 2013 372

Roseanne Barr, 2014 382

Sandra Bernhard, 1983 401

Sarah Silverman, 2014 409

Seth Rogen, 2009 417

Spike Jonze, 2014 430

Stephen Colbert, 2014 453

Steve Allen, 1983 466

Steve Martin, 2014 477

Acknowledgments 491

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Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read it twice in a week. Deep, deep, deep, and smart.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How fascinating that Judd Apatow began interviewing professional comedians as a teen and saved every interview. Then he shared this compilation and gave the proceeds to charity. This book was long and I was grateful because I truly enjoyed the anecdontes and insights from hardworking , funny entertainers. I would recommend this book to people who appreciate a good laugh, or a clever joke, and the thought behind it.
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