The issue was guest edited by the group’s This Is 40 director Judd Apatow!
“I have always loved comedy, and this portfolio and issue, filled with men and women I admire, are my attempt to show you what it means to me,” Judd said. “Some of them have shaped my sensibility; others just make me laugh.”
“It can reasonably be said that the comedy industry is booming these days, in movies, on television, and onstage. And who better to oversee an entire issue on the subject than one of the great impresarios of the business?,” Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter said. “Judd was a terrific collaborator, brimming with suggestions and infectious energy—precisely the sort of high-wattage, Hollywood-style enthusiasm that can alternately excite you and drive you a bit crazy.”