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Ask a Grown Man: Judd Apatow

“The most important person in the world is you!”

Judd Apatow produced and wrote Freaks and Geeks, which should have lasted forever and instead got canceled after one season. But he also wrote and directed some hugely successful movies, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, produced movies like Bridesmaids, and is currently an executive producer of Girls. So, he knows a thing or two about life and stuff.

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  • Susann June 26th, 2012 3:10 PM

    How do I know if I have permission to watch the private video?
    Can’t wait to see it though.

    Fashion in Pepperland

  • Pemmsan June 26th, 2012 3:11 PM

    It’s marked as a private video, I can’t see it even though I am logged in at Vimeo! :(

  • Tyknos93 June 26th, 2012 3:16 PM

    Oh god. The singing. This is just awesome.

  • whodatgal June 26th, 2012 3:43 PM

    well that was funny XD

  • Flower June 26th, 2012 3:50 PM

    This is so amazing, so much perfection and THE SINGING OH MY GOSH

  • Emma S. June 26th, 2012 3:56 PM


  • Kathryn June 26th, 2012 4:04 PM

    I have so much appreciation for him making Freaks and Geeks. <3 <3 <3

    ahahah, I loved the end. "I know you are all wondering what those books are behind me. Just know, I haven't read any of them."

  • Laia June 26th, 2012 4:14 PM


  • maddzwx June 26th, 2012 4:17 PM

    “We are just like you, except not as good.” Judd Apatow is the best.

  • Naomi Morris June 26th, 2012 4:20 PM

    trust evolution.
    i love himmmmm

  • kendallkh June 26th, 2012 4:25 PM

    Judd Apatow is literally the best ever.

  • Peyton June 26th, 2012 4:28 PM

    I would like to find the person out there that thought having, of all people, Judd Apatow answer questions from teenage girls and give them a hug.

  • Phoebe June 26th, 2012 4:40 PM

    I do wish Leslie Mann had been there when the camera panned.

    • Cosmo Beatrix July 1st, 2012 5:20 PM

      me too! That was so cruel …. alas i forgive him because he created freaks and geeks

  • katrinaexplainsitall June 26th, 2012 4:57 PM

    this guy knows what’s up.

  • whatnaomiloves June 26th, 2012 5:36 PM

    This is all awesome advice.

  • caro nation June 26th, 2012 5:59 PM


  • oharnoldlayne June 26th, 2012 6:10 PM

    When I saw the light-picture-before-the-article-is-posted-thingy I GOT SO EXCITED BECAUSE IT WAS JUDD APATOW. He’s made/helped create so many hilarious movies (and my favorite show of all time, Freaks and Geeks).

  • stepha June 26th, 2012 6:11 PM

    what an awesome dude. <3

  • Mayabett June 26th, 2012 7:44 PM

    I was so excited to see this posted and it definitely lived up to my expectations… He is absolutely fabulous.
    “I know I haven’t shaved for this”
    How endearing!

  • Tiger June 26th, 2012 9:51 PM


    Am I allowed to make suggestions for future “grown men”? If so….IRA GLASS

  • keezey June 26th, 2012 9:58 PM

    This is brilliant. This is the first Ask a Grown Man video that I’ve watched, but now I will go and watch the others. ALL of the others :)

  • AuntBeth June 26th, 2012 10:12 PM

    I think y’all should consider getting Conan O’Brien to do this – I bet he’d be fantastic!

  • steph.anie11 June 27th, 2012 12:18 AM

    totally not what i expected. in a good way!

  • Maradoll Mynx June 27th, 2012 3:43 AM

    PERFECT. Here’s what: “RAISE your standards. YOU need to like THEM.” Yippee!!!!!! A quote worth remembering fra shizzzz. That said, would’ve loved to have seen ma girl Leslie!

  • rayano-banano June 27th, 2012 6:31 AM

    Why are the mostly famous Hollywood people doing this? Can’t it be someone who lives a life we can relate to.

    • babydoll June 30th, 2012 1:28 AM

      I understand what you mean, but don’t you realize that these people once lived the life you’re living right now? And that one day, you COULD live their ‘famous’ life too?

      Think of it that way. That’s sort of the ‘point’. At least, in my opinion.

    • Tavi July 1st, 2012 7:02 PM

      All of our other advice posts are written by us, the writers and editors of this site. I am a fan of all the people who have done Grown Person videos for us, and I think it’s fun and funny to get advice from them because I love their work.

  • katkinkat June 27th, 2012 9:04 AM

    I love his everything he’s made and what great advice!

  • Eliza June 27th, 2012 11:35 AM

    He is seriously cool. And also sincere.

  • GlitterKitty June 27th, 2012 5:23 PM

    Oh my god…. this is amazing.

  • Helenus June 27th, 2012 10:54 PM

    Diggin’ the bookshelf. And the facial hair.

  • Clairebearscare June 28th, 2012 4:21 PM

    YES. All my favorite people are on this website.
    He is awesome.

  • Jes June 29th, 2012 11:36 AM

    I saw this video posted on…

  • Y-asmin June 29th, 2012 6:26 PM

    So brilliantly awkward and funny. New found love for Judd, I always knew who he was but I just never really bothered to look him up properly. Thanks for introducing, rookies!

  • babydoll June 30th, 2012 1:27 AM

    I’m 20 years old and some of the things he says in this video; I’ve obviously already gone through.
    Other things… no, but since he’s right on the stuff I have gone through (about 50%), it’s safe to say I am bookmarking this video for future reference when I am discouraged about life. I’m really surprised by the content of this video; I only know of his work but I had no idea who he was or that he’d have such ‘true’ answers.

  • Jenn July 1st, 2012 1:05 PM

    One of the most endearing and sincere “Ask a Grown Man”s yet!

  • mar9ar3t July 1st, 2012 1:19 PM


  • Miss Erin July 1st, 2012 2:29 PM


    Can we nominate people for this? Cause I’d like to nominate Neil Gaiman and also Neil Patrick Harris.

    • Emilie July 11th, 2012 1:54 PM

      Oh my god Neil Patrick Harris would be the BEST