Judd Apatow Leaves Crowd in Stitches at the DGA Awards


| LAST UPDATE 02/20/2023

By Riley Hammond
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Judd Apatow hilariously served up a side of shade at the DGA Awards Saturday night, and there was no shortage of laughter! Even the acting stars present were not safe from his jabs - it surely made for an entertaining evening. Here's a look.

For starters, Apatow's jokes about Tom Cruise's stature had everyone in stitches! His diminutive height was the butt of many jokes, and it wasn't long before laughter filled the room. "The special effects in Maverick were so top-notch, I couldn't even see the stack of phone books Tom Cruise sat on to reach the flight controls," the comedian said. "Remember when Tom Cruise jumped up and down on the couch and we all thought, 'What a lunatic!'" he added, referring to the infamous 2005 incident on The Oprah Winfrey Show. "And now he rides a motorcycle off a cliff and BASE jumps, and we're all like, 'Tom's fine!'" LOL. "Tom is not fine. Someone needs to explain to him something called CGI. You're 60. Calm down."

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Judd Apatow soon became the subject of his own jokes, saying, "There are 500 scripted series, so I took off the entire year and watched every episode of all 500 shows just so I could vote accurately and responsibly. I've had no time to direct. I've lost my health insurance. Which concerns me, because my right t*sticle hurts. I'm not joking, and I wonder if anyone has a guy." LMAO.

The 55-year-old comedian also wasn't shy about pointing out Todd Field's Tár had been in hibernation for 16 years since his last movie, 2006's Little Children. So it looks like that bear took a really long nap! "Even Terrence Malick is like, 'What what the f*** is wrong with you?' That is way too long. How do you keep your health insurance?" he said. "This is how long that is: My daughter went to preschool with Todd's daughter. Our kids were four when his last movie came out. And since then, my daughter has had three divorces." He closed his monologue by taking yet another humorous jab at himself and the modest success of his 2022 Netflix film The Bubble. He sardonically quipped, "Do you know what it's like to slave over something only for your work to be surpassed by an obscure movie called Is It Cake? Trust me when I say that one is definitely tastier than mine!" LOL.

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