A lot of people might know Judd Apatow as a writer and producer, but at the end of the day, he is still a comedian by heart.
Apatow, who developed TV series such as “Freaks and Geeks” and “Girls,” appeared on The Tonight Show to showcase his skills at comedy and tickle even just a few funny bones of the audience members.
The one person who wouldn’t laugh at his jokes? Bill Cosby.
Apatow has been very vocal about his anti-Cosby sentiments, as evident by the number of such tweets on his Twitter account. It’s not surprising that the writer of “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” immersed himself doing Cosby impressions midway through his act.
And the audience loved it. After throwing jokes about how a few people knew him, Apatow then pretended to be the 78-year-old comedian, who is currently dealing with allegations of rape.
Judd stopped doing standup comedy at age 24. He is now 47 years old.
Last week, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, Lena Dunham of “Girls” fame had something to say about Apatow.
“Bill Cosby is sitting in his house, watching,” Dunham said. “You are literally his No1 enemy. He knows by now about you.”
During the discussion, Apatow explained, “I think he’s symbolic of something that’s important.
“I feel like women just not being listened to is what’s scariest. Bill Cosby is just a symbol for a situation that’s just so obvious, and yet people don’t stand up and say, ‘This is crazy, we should do something about it.’”