Judd Apatow is a very successful producer, director, writer, and stand-up (in that order), and he’s also mentored a new generation of Hollywood players, including Seth Rogen, Lena Dunham, Jonah Hill, and Jason Segel. So he seems particularly qualified to teach a MasterClass aimed at helping students develop their talents and navigate the industry.
The course, which launches this spring, is made up of 32 video lessons, all directed by Jay Roach of the Austin Powers franchise. According to Variety, the Love creator will “share lessons on how to create comedy storylines, write stand-up, and direct comedies. He also will offer advice on how to pitch ideas and navigate the industry.” Apatow will also offer feedback to “select student questions,” and all enrollees can upload videos to get feedback from their fellow students.
Apatow said in a statement that if anyone “watches this class and it’s helpful in their development as a comic mind, and they can create something that makes the world a happier place, then I did something that I can be proud of,” noting that he’s “mentored by many great comedians in my life.”