Here’s The Thing: Alec Baldwin Interviews Judd Apatow

This interview of Judd Apatow by Alec Baldwin (on his WNYC show, Here’s The Thing) blindsided me for Apatow’s utter admiration for James L. Brooks and Albert Brooks.

Consider this snippet from the interview transcript:

“I met him [Albert Brooks] in the early ‘90s when I was working at ‘The Larry Sanders Show.’ I had dinner with him a couple times with Garry and I was just in awe to be around him because his ‘Saturday Night Live’ movies were a really big influence on everything we did at ‘The Ben Stiller Show’ and obviously ‘Defending Your Life’ and ‘Modern Romance’ and ‘Real Life’…”