star Adam Sandler
has been inspired to go back to his roots as a stand-up comic after signing up to star in a new movie about comedians.
The actor plays a comedian in the currently untitled Judd Apatow
-directed movie, which is due for release next year.
And Sandler - who started out on the comedy club circuit - insists he needs to get back to performing in front of live audiences before shooting stars later this year.
He tells MTV.com, "Man, I gotta write an act again. It's been a long time. I haven't done stand-up in, like, 10 years. Even more. So yeah, I gotta get to work this summer and start doing that again.
"That's why I want to kill Judd Apatow
right now. I was so much happier doing nothing.
"Stuff like that (stand-up shows) will happen. You will see me bomb for about 15 minutes straight, then walk off and punch Judd."