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Paul Feig: Women In Leading Comedy Roles Are Funny

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"Women are half the population of the world and yet for some reason they're not allowed to star in movies." That's what Paul Feig says about directing not only the hit comedy "The Heat" but "Bridesmaids" as well.

Paul points out to Steve and Lisa that one reason he thinks the Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock comedy is a hit is because in a summer of guy flicks, this one stars two funny ladies. He also explains how as a director to know if something is funny and why he believes test screenings are key to a comedy's success.

Steve also talks about Paul's short lived series "Freaks and Geeks" and how the cast went on to stardom.

Fun facts about Paul:

  • Feig directed the blockbuster Oscar nominated 2011 film Bridesmaids featuring Kristen Wiig. He created the critically acclaimed show Freaks and Geeks and has directed several episodes of The Office and Arrested Development; plus select episodes of 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Mad Men and other television series.
  • Feig has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for writing on Freaks and Geeks and three for directing on The Office.
  • He is also known for playing Mr. Eugene Pool, Sabrina's science teacher, on the first season of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, as well as Tim, a camp counselor, in the hit kids movie Heavyweights.

(Source: Wikipedia)

‘The Heat' is in theaters now. Follow Paul Feig on Twitter: @paulfeig

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