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Judd Apatow told a funny story about Tufts in his new Netflix special

Judd Apatow with his daughter, Maude, in New York earlier this month.Michael Loccisano/Getty Images/File

In a new standup special on Netflix, Judd Apatow regaled his audience with a story about how he toured Tufts University with his daughter, calling it the only fun campus tour he took with her.

In the Dec. 12-released “Judd Apatow: The Return,” the producer behind “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” was talking about what it’s like to raise two daughters before launching into an anecdote about looking at colleges with his eldest daughter, Maude.

Apatow said most of the college tours he took with Maude were led by “little nerdy” tour guides — but the student who led his tour at Tufts was especially, um, honest.


“The only school that was kind of fun with the tour was Tufts University because the kid who gave the tour — I thought it was a prank tour. I thought a kid had grabbed some adults and just gave a fake tour,” Apatow said. “But I think he was just being honest and that made it weird.”

Apatow said that as the group passed one residence hall, “he was like, ‘All right, that’s Campbell Hall right there. If your kid gets assigned to that dorm, he is [expletive]. It’s a [expletive] right there. I fell asleep at a party there, my friend peed in my mouth. Uncool! I shoved his toothbrush up my [expletive], never told him about it.’ ”

For the record: No, there isn’t actually any dorm named Campbell Hall at Tufts University, according to the school’s website.

A Tufts representative did not immediately respond to an e-mail request for comment.

Apatow’s daughter Maude, who is now 20, ultimately chose to attend Northwestern University in Chicago.

Apatow was recently back in the Boston area: He performed two standup comedy shows at the Wilbur Theatre in July. Shortly before his performances, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared July 24 as Judd Apatow Day in recognition of the filmmaker’s contribution to The Shout Syndicate, which raises money for after-school arts programs for young people. While in Boston, Apatow also met with teens from Zumix, an East Boston-based nonprofit that tries to build community and help kids using music.