Judd Apatow: The Return

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Judd Apatow returns to stand-up comedy after 25 years, riffing on living with three women, amusing moments from his career and much more

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  • He fares well, drawing on his anxieties and frustrations around raising daughters, and he somehow manages to be self-effacing while also talking about spending time with Paul McCartney and Barack Obama.

    Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • I'm not sure that Apatow should give up his day job. He may need another 25 years to come up with fresh material. But telling jokes for nearly 70 minutes and making people laugh hard, he proved he could do it with this amiable, amusing show.

    Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This all feels a bit mechanical, a problem confounded because this is a very American set, flitting magpie-like between subjects, with no arguments developed, no narrative, and nothing terrifically compelling to say.

    Dec 13, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Brian Logan

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  • Apatow's confident, yet self-deprecating delivery of relatable tales focusing on fatherhood, social media, and growing older make for a comfortable get-together that feels like catching up with a long-lost friend who's skilled at amusing those around him.

    Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Apatow is famous enough that he can poke fun at his fame, but he can also revise his history.

    Dec 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • ... yet, by the end of the special, he does somehow position himself (one of the highest-status men in the country) as the lovable low-status pal we'd like him to be.

    Dec 12, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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