Mayor declares Monday to be Judd Apatow Day in Boston

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Whatever else you think of Mayor Marty Walsh, you’ve got to admit the guy’s got the proclamation thing down.

Hizzoner, who previously decreed a Guster Day, Riot Grrrl Day, Patti Smith Day, and a Peter Wolf Day in Boston, has proclaimed Monday to be Judd Apatow Day in celebration of the writer/director/comedian who’ll be performing that night at the Wilbur.

The honor isn’t just in recognition of Apatow’s funny films, which include “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” and “This Is 40.” It’s also a way of saying thanks for his contribution to The Shout Syndicate, a group of Boston businesspeople who are raising money for an after-school arts programs for young people.


Apatow’s performing two shows at the Wilbur - at 7 and 10 p.m. - and proceeds from the second show will benefit the Shout Syndicate’s fledgling Greater Boston After School Arts Fund.