Judd Apatow’s ‘The King of Staten Island’

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Pete Davidson, Judah Miller, Dave Sirus, Judd Apatow, Ricky Velez and Robert Elswit on the set of "The King of Staten Island." Photo by Mary Cybulski / Universal Pictures

Judd Apatow’s latest film is “The King of Staten Island,” which stars comedian Pete Davidson in a story inspired by Davidson’s real life. Apatow is a comedy icon, but he has a decidedly unfunny presence on Twitter. As his more than 2 million followers know, Apatow regularly rains scorn not only on Trump, but on Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch, whose news network relentlessly bolsters the administration. And Apatow wonders why others in the entertainment industry don’t do the same.

Apatow explains why he has no fear about taking a stand on political issues and talks about why he thinks comedies still have a place on the big screen. He also shares why he is fine with “The King of Staten Island” coming out on video on demand, even though that wasn’t the original plan. 



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