Our guest today is a storyteller who knows great comedy. As a director, Paul Feig has manned beloved movies like Bridesmaids, Ghostbuster and The Heat, not to mention memorable episodes of smash hit TV shows like Arrested Development and The Office. When it comes to writing, he more often than not passes the baton to brilliant collaborators, like Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig and Katie Dippold, concentrating on bringing their scripts to life from the director’s chair. On the occasions that he does write his own screenplays, however, it’s always an absolute laugh riot, full of warmth, affection, inclusivity and infectious positivity. In the late ‘90s, Paul created Freaks and Geeks – a deeply influential sitcom following the exploits of a band of high school misfits. The actors portraying those misfits would go on to dominate American comedy for decades to come: James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel all got their breaks in the show, which ran for just one season in 1999.Its legacy has lived on, though, as has Paul’s reputation as a storyteller who aspires to bring people together in the movies and shows he creates. In this revealing conversation, he breaks down for us not only that show’s pilot, including the scene that he believes got the show cancelled, but also elements of his hilarious 2016 espionage comedy Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy, for a sense of how writing comedy for TV back in the '90s differs from writing comedy for the big screen today. It’s a fascinating conversation – we hope you enjoy.Script Apart is hosted by Al Horner and produced by Kamil Dymek. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, or email us on email@example.com.Support for this episode comes from ScreenCraft, Arc Studio Pro and WeScreenplay.To get ad-free episodes and exclusive content, join us on Patreon.Support the show
Paul Feig is an actor, comedian and acclaimed filmmaker. He has been behind films such as Bridesmaids, The Heat and the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters as well as episodes of Parks and Recreation and The Office. On the podcast, Paul talks to Lara and Olivia about growing up thinking food was bland and tasteless, the secrets of on set catering and how to make the perfect Martini.
This week, JB Smoove and Miles are joined by the hilarious Paul Feig (director of Bridesmaids, creator of Freaks and Geeks)! Together, they explain how you can join the symphony of the universe. This Week’s Quote:“Being a part of creating stuff for the universe is awesome.” – Ilya Zhitomirskiy (Keep Calm and Carry On Calendar, Workman Publishing). Follow JB on Twitter.Follow Miles on Twitter.Keep up with Team Coco Podcasts on Instagram.
Actor and Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig and beef tacos
This week, Nick and Angela are joined by Hollywood’s best dressed filmmaker Paul Feig. Paul made his name as the creator of the critically acclaimed TV series Freaks and Geeks before directing a number of smash hit comedy films including Bridesmaids, The Heat and Ghostbusters. Angela prepares some beautiful braised beef tacos as they discuss Paul’s obsession with Martinis, THAT scene in Bridesmaids and how Mexican food saved his life. Just so you know, our podcast might contain the occasional mild swear word or adult theme. All recipes from this podcast can be found at waitrose.com/dishrecipes Find a transcript for this episode at waitrose.com/dish We can’t all have a Michelin star chef in the kitchen, but you can ask Angela for help. Send your dilemmas to firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll try to answer in a future episode. Dish is a Somethin:Else Creative Studio production for Waitrose & Partners.
Our guide to the world of food, drink and entertaining, The Menu serves up interviews with the world’s most creative chefs, introduces the makers behind the scenes and the ingredients that will soon be landing on your restaurant table.
Paul Feig • Films To Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein #190
Films To Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein
LOOK OUT! It’s only Films To Be Buried With!Join your host Brett Goldstein as he talks life, death, love and the universe with the amazing writer, director and comic PAUL FEIG!You have a huge amount of portals into the incredible work of Paul, but one that you will be very familiar with through your dedicated listening to this podcast will be Bridesmaids. Well, even that frequent flyer of the podcast is a mere tip of an icerberg in an ocean crammed with icebergs (okay, analogy over) as Paul has been involved with an immense amount of hilarious and brilliant movies in his career, alongside authoring a ton of books and dabbling with standup in the 80s too. This is an ace chance to catch up with he and Brett to hear about his own movie life and loves, past projects, forthcoming goodies and extra curricular activities! Much enjoyment. Get in on it.PAUL LINKSIMDBTWITTERINSTAGRAMWELCOME TO FLATCHMINXARTINGSTALL'S GIN (for those of drinking age!)BRETT GOLDSTEIN on TWITTERBRETT GOLDSTEIN on INSTAGRAMBRETT GOLDSTEIN on PATREONTED LASSOSOULMATESSUPERBOB (Brett's 2015 feature film)CORNERBOYS with BRETT & SCROOBIUS PIPDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/filmstobeburiedwith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
He directed Dinner Party, Niagara, and Office Olympics, among many others. And since then, the man, the legend, and everyone’s favorite “bundle of joy” has completely rocked the comedy genre. Director and producer Paul Feig joins Brian this week to jump head first into the big questions: why did the real documentary crew make us relate to the show? How did Paul end up directing Dinner Party? And the most important of all - was Michael *really* the bad guy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.