Judd Apatow Named Comedy Person of the Year

Judd ApatowAccording to Yahoo! news, Judd Apatow, who has become a juggernaut of comedies in the last three years with films like Knocked Up, The 40-Year Old Virgin and Superbad will be honored as Comedy Person of the Year at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, July 10-20.

This is really great news for a guy who is almost singlehandedly reenergizing comedies just when we thought there was little to no hope for them. I mean seriously, when you think about modern comedy, Apatow has to be one of the first names to come to mind.

Apatow’s newest comedy, of which he served as producer, is Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which is already garnering a lot of positive buzz. In fact, I just got through watching Richard Roeper declare his undying love for the film, calling it one of his 50 favorite comedies of all time. Forgetting Sarah Marshall hits theaters on April 18.

Nate Deen is a 20-year old aspiring film critic/essayist from Pensacola, Fla. He just graduated with an AA degree in journalism from Pensacola Junior College. He will be attending the University of Florida soon to continue his studies in journalism and film. His goal is to either pursue a writing career in entertainment, sports or perhaps both, but his dream is to write and direct his own movies. Recently, he's been devouring classic films, American and foreign. His favorite directors include Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Alfred Hitchcock. If he had to make a top 10 list of the greatest films of all time, they would be: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather I and II, Vertigo, The Third Man, Schindler's List, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Raging Bull, The Passion of Joan of Arc, and City Lights. He runs his own movie review website,

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