Judd Apatow's Interview Collection With Comedians Set for 2015

Judd Apatow
Austin Hargrave

Judd Apatow has developed the comedic classics AnchormanThe 40-Year-Old VirginBridesmaids and Girls. His new film, This is 40, opens Dec. 21. 

"Sick In The Head" features chats with Mel Brooks, Louis C.K., Lena Dunham and others, and will benefit literacy charity 826LA.

Judd Apatow is releasing a new book of his interviews with comedic greats — from Mel Brooks and Jerry Seinfeld to Lena Dunham.

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The compilation, Sick in the Head, will be published by Random House in 2015, reports The New York Times. A Random House spokesperson confirmed the deal to The Hollywood Reporter.

The proceeds will go to 826LA, a charitable organization founded by author and screenwriter Dave Eggers to promote literacy and creativity for children.

This is the second book Apatow has compiled to benefit 826. In 2010, he released I Found This Funny: My Favorite Pieces of Humor and Some That May Not Be Funny At All, composed of humor writing and literary fiction from writers including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Conan O'Brien and Paul Feig.

Sick in the Head compiles 30 years of interviews with subjects such as Chris RockLouis C.K., Amy Schumer, Roseanne Barr, Steve Allen, Jay Leno and Spike Jonze. The book likely will include 25 interviews. The earliest, dating back to 1983, was conducted by a 16-year-old Apatow on a radio show he had in high school.

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Apatow's next film, Trainwreck, was written by and stars Schumer with a cast that includes Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James and Barkhad Abdi. The plot has been kept under wraps ahead of its July 24, 2015 release. Apatow also is the executive producer of Girls, which returns for its fourth season in winter 2015.

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