Hollywood’s two favorite Jews, Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, once shared a $900-per-month apartment in the Valley before the days of Girls, Water Boy, Knocked Up, and Jack and Jill (did anyone even see that?).
The funnymen sat down with Anderson Cooper this past Sunday on “60 Minutes Overtime” to share some details of days of their intimate living quarters.
Apatow said Sandler slept on a mattress with no sheets, occasionally sharing it friends, and the two fought about who was better looking and their bathroom. Apatow also recalled Sandler’s rental car overflowing with trash from McDonald’s.
“It wasn’t broke. We were doing as comedians good enough to get by. We could eat at Red Lobster once every month. That was a big night out,” Sandler said. “That was like, ‘We’re fancy now,’” Apatow added.
“Back then, life was just doing stand-up or writing jokes. You would sleep until noon every day and kind of stumble out,” Apatow said. “You would have to be at work at 8:30 at night. Work was sometimes 15 minutes.”
Sandler eventually moved out of the apartment and went to New York to join SNL, but continued to pay rent for a bit because he was convinced he’d be fired and shipped back to LA.