February 26, 2024

Judd Apatow skewers Biden and Trump in awards monologue


Filmmaker Judd Apatow cracked jokes about Joe Biden and Donald Trump on the Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday (10 February).

The man behind movies from Knocked Up to The 40-Year-Old Virgin opened his monologue with a dig at Bradley Cooper, who wore a prosthetic nose to play Jewish composter Leonard Bernstein in the biopic Maestro.

“I’m your host Bradley Cooper in an even more beguiling Jewish nose,” mentioned the 56-year-old director.

Then, noting the age of the doubtless nominees for the US presidential election, Joe Biden and Donald Trump, he joked that the race goes to be between “a guy old enough to have met Hitler and a guy who wishes he had”.

Earlier this week, Biden angrily defended his age as a reporter requested him about voter issues about his psychological acuity.

“That’s your judgment, that is your judgment. That is not the judgment of the press,” the president responded, raising his voice.

At the time, Biden was responding to an investigation that found he mishandled classified documents and said he struggled to recall key life events such as when his son Beau died or when he served as vice president.

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“My memory is fine,” Biden mentioned as he grew visibly indignant in the White House.

Meanwhile, additionally this week, Trump addressed a crowd of supporters on the National Rifle Association’s Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the place he made several surprising comments, together with claims that he noticed a migrant stealing a fridge.

The 2024 US common election can be held 5 November.

At the DGA Awards, Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan, Christopher Storer of FX’s The Bear and Peter Hoar of HBO’s The Last of Us were the top winners.

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Nolan is already a contender for a finest directing Oscar for his story overlaying the rise and fall of the daddy of the atomic bomb, J Robert Oppenheimer, performed by Irish actor Cillian Murphy.

The director informed the DGA viewers in Beverly Hills, California: “I don’t [want to] leave the stage without your understanding how much this means to me.

“The idea that my peers would think I deserve this means everything to me. The idea that my kids would think that I deserve this means everything.”



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