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Girls fosters unapologetic comedy


As far as showbiz mentors go, independent-filmmaker-turned-HBO-darling Lena Dunham could do a lot worse than Judd Apatow. Apatow, the writer-director-producer variously responsible in one capacity or another for The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express, is prolific, but with so many box-office smashes under his belt, he’s also […]

Bridesmaids can help change female comedy


Tina Fey has taken over. With the release of her critically lauded memoir Bossypants, Fey has officially become the queen of comedy. Fey established herself as a comedic voice for women with her Saturday Night Live career beginning in 1997 and led to her being the show’s first female head writer. But it wasn’t until […]

Looking at Judd Apatow’s best work


With comedienne-driven Bridesmaids hitting theaters next month, producer Judd Apatow hopes to continue a long career in comedy. We here at the Daily Trojan want to review his career and give you his highlights. Heavy Weights (1995) Executive Producer If you haven’t seen this classic ‘90s comedy that features a juiced Ben Stiller and a […]