Judd Apatow is giving stand-up comedy another go, and there’s no use trying to talk him out of it.
On Tuesday, Netflix dropped a teaser for “Judd Apatow: The Return,” a comedy special featuring the master entertainer’s first attempt at stand-up in over 25 years.
The video (above) follows Judd as he wanders the streets asking famous friends and random strangers alike for advice on rejoining the stand-up circuit. They’re unanimous in their recommendation: abort.
“Just don’t do it,” jokes collaborator and fellow Stern Show veteran Amy Schumer.
“You have so much to lose,” comic and frequent Wrap Up Show guest Chris Gethard tells Judd.
Of course, the filmmaker behind recent comedy classics like “Knocked Up,” “40-Year-Old Virgin,” “The Big Sick,” “Trainwreck,” “Bridesmaids,” and HBO’s “Crashing,” will ultimately not be denied. Besides, he tells Amy, “I’ve already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars [on the special.]”
When Judd last visited the Stern Show in 2015, it was just ahead of the release of his and Amy’s soon-to-be blockbuster comedy “Trainwreck.” In his conversation with Howard, Judd said he essentially owed the film's success to King of All Media himself, revealing he only stumbled across Amy after hearing her on the Stern Show. Listen to a clip from his and Howard's conversation (below).
“Judd Apatow: The Return” hits Netflix on Dec. 12. Watch the teaser (above).