Judd Apatow

Director

As creator of the cultishly adored TV show Freaks & Geeks; director of genre-defining movies Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin; and producer of Bridesmaids, Superbad, Anchorman, and a good chunk of all the other good comedies in the past decade, Judd Apatow is the most powerful person in comedy. He's the executive producer of Girls, the controversial and highly intelligent HBO comedy created by Lena Dunham.