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Producer-director Judd Apatow shared his thoughts on the dilemma of performing topical stand-up routines in the era of President Donald Trump and defended Kathy Griffin’s infamous “beheading” photoshoot in a New York City radio interview this week.
In a wide-ranging interview with WNYC’s Leonard Lopate on Wednesday, the Hollywood comedy guru explained how it’s hard not to crack jokes in front of his audiences about the headlines of the day.
“I like to talk about it because I’m thinking about it so much; it’s very hard not to go on stage and go ‘can you believe that Donald Trump Jr. email?'” Apatow said.
“You literally can say ‘He is just not very good at his job.’ You don’t even have to have a joke about it,” the Girls co-creator explained before talking about Trump’s exhausting presidency. “But I feel like we’re all very nervous, like we don’t feel like we’re in good hands. And we’re exhausted from all of the lying and corruption and it’s like we’re all being — there’s a lot of gaslighting happening and I think it’s good to acknowledge that we all are sane.”