Back in September, we gave our readers a chance to interview director Judd Apatow-- the man behind the TV show Freaks and Geeks, and director of movies like Knocked Up and The Forty Year Old Virgin. Readers sent in three sample questions they would ask Apatow, and we picked the ones we liked best ... More >>
IMDB/Judd ApatowWe'd like to thank all the people who entered the contest to interview Hollywood funnyman Judd Apatow on SF Weekly's behalf. People sent in a lot of great questions they'd ask the Knocked Up director. Before we announce the winner, let us explain our selection process. We favored ... More >>
Paul F. Tompkins If you've never checked out SF Sketchfest (Jan. 14- Feb. 2) then you need to pinky promise us that this is your year to head to one of these shows, or we will never speak to you again. We were lucky enough to get tips on 2010's lineup directly from founders David Owen, Cole St ... More >>
A cult novel must continue its search for a worthy film adaptation.
In I Love You, Man, not even Brody Jenner could extinguish the bromance.
Comedy Death Ray w/ Zach Galigianakis, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Kindler, Chris Hardwick and the Fun Bunch (Scott Aukerman & BJ Porter)Friday, Jan. 30, 2009Cobb's Comedy ClubBetter than: Lemme get back to you on that one...Being awkward can make for great comedy. Ma ... More >>
Rogen and Franco, on the run and madly in love in Pineapple Express.
Jason Segel uses his balls to great effect in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
The legendary actor from several Mel Brooks classics makes a visit to SF this month. Gene Wilder will be at the Castro Theatre on the 19th to field questions from all you comedy dorks, but only after a screening of Young Frankenstein. Get your tickets now, and remember -- it's pronounced, "Fronk-en- ... More >>
It's Monday, January 21, and SF Sketchfest is in full swing. The Daily Show's John Oliver appears at Cobb's Friday, and John Vanderslice appears with The State's Michael Showalter tonight. Also, first person to comment on this post with a valid sfweekly.com account (register here) gets a free pair o ... More >>
(photo credit: Jakub Mosur) By Oscar Pascual Although the brilliant television series lasted only 18 episodes, Freaks and Geeks reunion Q&A moderator Patton Oswalt put it best during the introduction of the panel. “It’s like the best 18-hour indie film ever made,” said Oswalt. The cast of t ... More >>
The SF Sketchfest will provide us all with our much-needed, nourishing daily value of humor throughout the month of January. Whether you are a true comedy nerd who can't wait to ask the Freaks and Geeks cast about Judd Apatow's radness, or just some schmuck who prefers the comical stylings of Gallag ... More >>
Judd Apatow's pretty good year
Teen pregnancy, hilarious and sweet, in the indie-licious Juno
Judd Apatow delivers another spot-on geek-fantasy-come-true
The 40-Year-Old Virgin gets a heart-on while telling wonderfully dirty jokes
Will Ferrell's Anchorman is dumb, and funny, as hell
Do the right thing: Avoid White Chicks in bad masks
If Fox expels Undeclared, blame everyone but Judd Apatow
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm
Viewers for Quality Television disbands, because there is none left
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched
When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low
Mike White stars in Chuck & Buck
Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial
The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis