In Funny People, writer/director Judd Apatow finds humor in one of the biggest struggles of a person’s lifetime.Through the story of a famous comedian, George Simmons (Adam Sandler), who has a near-death experience, and what he does with a second chance, Apatow addresses a question that hasn’t been touched with such trademark bluntness: If you had the chance to start all over again, would you be the same jerk you always were? The film stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, RZA, Aziz Ansari, and Aubrey Plaza.
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In addition to writing, producing, and directing Funny People, Judd Apatow performed the same duties on the film Knocked Up, and co-wrote (with Steve Carell) and directed The 40-Year-Old Virgin. He has also produced Pineapple Express, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall,Year One, Drillbit Taylor, Stepbrothers,Talladega Nights, and Anchorman.