Judd Apatow to Get Just For Laughs Festival Tribute

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The 'This is 40' director will be honored with the 2016 Generation Award.

Judd Apatow will be honored with the 2016 Generation Award at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.

Festival organizers on Monday in a statement cited Apatow as "one of the most important comedic minds of his generation." Apatow has directed, among other comedies, This is 40, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Funny People.

His producing credits include Superbad, Bridesmaids, and Anchorman, and he executive produced HBO’s Girls, co-created Love on Netflix and is currently producing the HBO series Crashing, starring Pete Holmes.

Apatow was last at the Montreal comedy festival in 2008 to perform his Apatow For Destruction Show, while receiving the Comedy Person of the Year trophy that year at the ComedyPRO conference. 

He will receive his latest Just For Laughs comedic tribute on July 29 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. The Just For Laughs festival is set to run through Aug. 1, 2016 in Montreal.

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