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Judd Apatow

Teaches Comedy

Coming Spring 2018

Get serious about comedy

No joke: At age 15, Judd Apatow took a dishwashing job at a comedy club to watch the acts. Today, he’s the comedic genius behind hits including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Bridesmaids, and Freaks and Geeks. In his first-ever online class, the Emmy Award winner teaches you how to create hilarious storylines, write great stand-up, and direct comedies that leave audiences laughing.


Learn Judd’s creative process through case studies, scene deconstructions, and practical insight in 32 on-demand video lessons.


A downloadable workbook accompanies the class with lesson recaps, assignments, and supplemental material.


Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Judd will also answer select student questions.



We offer full refunds up to 30 days after purchase.

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Take the class at your own pace and in your own time.

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When does the class start?

Judd's class is scheduled to begin in Spring 2018. Students who pre-enroll will receive early access to the class.

What does the enrollment fee include?

  • Access to every lesson in the class
  • A downloadable workbook with lesson recaps, takeaways, and assignments
  • Membership in an active community of engaged students (upload your own work, or provide feedback to your classmates)
  • Access to instructor feedback and answers in Office Hours
  • You can see more information about what the class includes at

What format does the class take?

MasterClass is an immersive online experience. The curriculum for each MasterClass is designed by the instructor. Each class includes extensive pre-recorded video content, a class workbook, interactive assignments, and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you'd like. In addition, many students utilize the class discussions below each video to share their thoughts, upload their work, and provide feedback on others' work.

How long is the class?

Judd teaches you his approach to comedy in 32 exclusive lessons.

Is the class live?

Judd’s class includes pre-recorded video lessons, which can be watched at any time. There will be opportunities to connect with your classmates in the community, which will happen in real-time. We'll announce any community activities to students in advance as they happen.

Can I download the videos?

No, the videos are not downloadable - but they are available in your account, ready for viewing (and re-watching) at any time.

Will Judd see my work?

We do not guarantee critiques from Judd. Periodically, we may have opportunities for students to submit work to Judd. As those opportunities arise students will be notified and given directions on how to submit their work. MasterClass does not accept unsolicited work.

How do I contact MasterClass?

Send us an email at and we'll be happy to help.

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Judd Apatow

Teaches Comedy