As the mastermind behind classics like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Freaks and Geeks, Judd Apatow helped create the voice for modern comedy. Now, Madisonians will have a chance to hear that voice in person.
Apatow will be performing at The Comedy Club on State Nov. 2-4 for a little pre-election stand-up, it was announced this morning. Since Donald Trump’s baffling ascension to the presidency, Apatow has become increasingly politically outspoken, trading dick jokes and pop culture references for impassioned commentary. His stop here is part of a midterms mini-tour Apatow has planned. He will also perform at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall on election night, Nov. 6, and in Minneapolis the following evening.
As a filmmaker, Apatow has had a hand in pretty much every comedy you quote incessantly: Anchorman, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Bridesmaids, Trainwreck, The Big Sick and HBO’s Girls are just a few highlights of Apatow’s lengthy filmography.
Tickets go on sale publicly on Friday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m., but those with an email list pre-sale code will be able to purchase their tickets on Sept. 6 at the same time. You can sign up for the Comedy Club’s mailing list here.