"Everything I’ve done in a way is revenge for the people who canceled Freaks and Geeks. It’s like, 'You were wrong about that person and that writer and that director.' I guess I should get over that."
- Judd Apatow speaking about his career while accepting an award at TV event PaleyFest.
Paul Feig, the creator of Freaks and Geeks and an accomplished television director, became one of the most sought-after comedy directors in the feature film world in 2011 after his movie Bridesmaids became a huge success. His next film, the Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy buddy cop comedy The Heat, is poised to be a big summer hit and to cement his reputation as a leading director in the movie industry, but he tells Collider that he'd like to return to TV in some capacity.
"I love doing movies, but TV's in such an amazing place right now that I feel like it'd be crazy not to be back in it in [...]
"All the funniest people I know are always women… I would also feel sick to my stomach when I would see these movies and how bad the female roles were. In a comedy, they were always the mean girlfriend or the bitchy whoever. Comedy's just so male driven behind the scenes that I think a lot of comedians have kind of a little boy’s perception of women, like: 'oh they ruin the fun,' or 'they’re just mom breaking up a good time.' It’s always just bothered me to see women relegated to such bad roles. All my favorite people that were making me laugh were female comedians on SNL. So I [...]
Every comedy fan worth his or her salt knows Martin Starr. The guy’s been popping up in some of the best comedies going for over a decade now, from Freaks and Geeks to Knocked Up, Party Down to Adventureland. Starr’s latest series, NTSF:SD:SUV, sees his hot streak continue. The 15-minute Adult Swim comedy returns for a second season this Thursday night, August 9th, at 12:15am (it’s technically Friday morning), following the season premiere of Childrens Hospital. I’ve seen a couple new NTSF episodes early because I’m a “journalist,” and I can assure you that Season 2 is just as funny and zany as Season 1, if not even better.
Well, this is great: all week, Paul Feig is giving a detailed, episode-by-episode breakdown of the entire short run of Freaks and Geeks over at the AV Club. Part one is up now, which covers the first two episodes of the series. If you're a fan of the cult series (and I assume you are), it's well worth checking out.