No joke: At age 15, Judd Apatow took a dishwashing job at a comedy club to watch the acts.
Today, he’s the comedic genius behind hits including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Bridesmaids, and Freaks and Geeks.
In his first-ever online class, the Emmy Award winner teaches you how to create hilarious storylines, write great stand-up, and direct comedies that leave audiences laughing.
Judd Apatow is one of the most successful, influential, and respected comedic minds of our time. He has spent his entire life in pursuit of comedy—starting with his first job washing dishes at a local comedy club, just so he could be close to the action.
Since then, Apatow has built an empire of “funny” as a writer, director, producer, and stand-up act. From Bridesmaids to Knocked Up to Freaks and Geeks, his work has been nominated for numerous awards and set box office records. In addition to his signature brand of comedy, which marries gut-busting raunchiness with relatable characters and heartfelt emotion, he is known for his uncanny ability to identify up-and-coming talent. At his core, Apatow is a champion of the underdog and this is reflected in his work, as well as his activism and his philanthropy.
Judd Apatow’s MasterClass teaches you a new way to think about comedy. Through case studies, scene breakdowns, and candid stories, you’ll learn everything he knows about the art of making people laugh.
In this online comedy class, you’ll learn how to:
Find comedic inspiration
Mine your life for material
Outline and structure stories for film and TV
Write stand-up material
Write comic dialogue
Pitch projects to studios and networks
Work with actors
Navigate the entertainment industry
“I have been mentored by many great comedians in my life. If someone out there watches this class and it’s helpful in their development as a comic mind, and they can create something that makes the world a happier place, then I did something that I can be proud of,” Apatow said in a statement.
Pre-enrollment in Apatow’s class is available now at masterclass.com/ja.