Last night, Judd Apatow blew the lid off the artifice of the Hollywood Film Awards, cracking wise after an in-kind intro from friend and collaborator Seth Rogen. He was at the Beverly Hilton to accept the Hollywood Comedy Award.
Today, it was announced that Apatow will guest edit Vanity Fair’s first-ever Comedy Issue (January 2013). Makes you wonder what the writer-director has planned for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
“I proposed the idea of editing a comedy issue. I didn’t think Graydon Carter would say yes, and then I didn’t think it would be that much work. And then I found out I don’t get paid,” said Apatow. “I’m a gigantic fan of Vanity Fair and having the opportunity to collaborate on an issue that focuses on comedy has been fantastic.”
Perhaps Apatow can do FishbowlLA a favor as part of his guest editor duties. We’ve been complaining for months about the fact that the magazine’s website uses its own archaic registration system for comments rather than a third-party application like Disqus or Facebook. As a result, there are almost never any reader comments, at the bottom of the Apatow announcement and elsewhere. Nothing funny about that.
[Photo of Apatow on 2012 HFF red carpet: Helga Esteb/Shutterstock.com]