Many years ago I started plotting the connections between Judd Apatow, his frequent collaborators, and emerging comic talents. Well, I talked about that chart for a while, and never really did anything about it. However, after getting laid off I decided it was time to do it. And I’m happy to say it’s finally ready! Check out the thumbnails below and read more about it on the Judd Apatow Effect page. With several films featuring actors and directors from the Apatow family tree released in the last few weeks, ( I Love You, Man, Adventureland, and Observe and Report), the time seems right to look at the scope of his reach and his effect on modern comedy.
Please take a look and let me know if you have any thoughts, comments or suggestions. Also, don’t hesitate to relate any errors or omissions. It’s still a work in progress, and I plan to keep updating it. I already have a list of actors and projects to be added to the Third Level, and it doesn’t look like the Apatow factory is going to slow anytime soon, so keep checking back.
See you later, Joben!
3 responses to “The Judd Apatow Effect! Finally Complete!”
why are some in white text and others in black?
I guess I should have included that in the legend, but I did explain that in the notes section. Some of the people on the chart are actors as well as directors, writers, producers, etc. So if they’re connected on one project as an actor and to another in another capacity I used black text for their first name and white for their last. Thanks for asking!
THIS IS AMAZING! Can’t believe I didn’t find it sooner. I’m also a huge Apatow nut, but was hugely let down by Funny People for many reasons. Have you written anything about it? While we’re talking about it, hey let’s look at Leslie Mann, isn’t she just beautiful? Let’s watch her try on her old jeans and be amazed that she still fits into them! Did I mention that I’m married to her? :-0