Paul Feig is a director, writer, producer and actor working in film and television. He is the creator of the beloved TV series Freaks and Geeks, and has directed episodes of numerous shows, including, The Office, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation and Mad Men. His recent films as director include Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and Ghostbusters, all of which star Melissa McCarthy. His latest feature, the thriller A Simple Favor, starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, came out in September. He lives in Los Angeles.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, a meeting of great comedy minds: Paul Feig, the creator of Freaks and Geeks and director of Bridesmaids, Spy and Ghostbusters, sits down with actress-writer Alia Shawkat and writer-director Miguel Arteta, whose excellent new collaboration, the comedy drama Duck Butter, is now in theaters and on VOD. The trio, all in New York City for the Tribeca Film Festival, discuss a wide variety of topics including Duck Butter, the upcoming Freaks and Geeks documentary, using your personal problems and experiences in your art, morning routines, their collaborations with one another, why the Trump era is bad for creativity, getting high, and much, much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered by Charles Mueller and edited by Mark Yoshizumi. The Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.