Today on You Made It Weird
Artie Lange is the guest with Judd Apatow as co-host. Adam Sandler comes up in conversation in the last 25 minutes.
Judd Apatow: We do our show "Love" for Netflix, and they always say "Any Adam Sandler movie, if we put it up in a country where it's never run, it instantly is like GIGANTIC." Like you can put "The Wedding Singer" up in Peru and it just explodes, he's just really beloved around the World.
Artie Lange: Well, after "Punch Drunk Love", the French thought he was like Jerry Lewis, right? He was just winning festivals... (laughs)
JA: "Punch Drunk" is one of my favorite movies of all time. I cried hard. I cried for like 30 straight minutes at the end of that movie.
Pete Holmes: You told me the funny PT Anderson thing about that movie, remember? You said like, he was just making a regular romantic comedy, like he didn't intend to make a quirky one. He's just so...
JA: Yeah, I don't know when that changed. He said he wanted to make like a romantic comedy, but I think he's such a genius it just comes out in a unique way.
AL: He wanted Adam to play it more straight, then?
JA: No, no. Maybe this isn't even true, but he was trying to just make a funny romantic comedy and he can't help but do something that's not innovative and daring and incredible. The funny thing is that Adam would say to me like, "You know, I'm doing You and my brother." I watch the movie and I see it, and I think it's why it makes me cry, because he knew me when I was a kid. I was terrible with women, just scared to death. And I see it in the behavior, especially the moment when he's talking about the DJ. He's trying to tell the woman the story about this funny thing the DJ did, but he's just bombing, he's just bombing on this date trying to explain this joke. And I thought "That's how I sound, Adam, everyday." Because I would always live with him and just say "You gotta watch Norm Macdonald. Norm Macdonald is SO funny." And try to tell him Norm jokes and Sandler would go "I don't give a fuck about Norm Macdonald! I'm trying to get famous, why would I care about what anyone else is doing?