If you’re a comedy fan, this conversation is for you. Bridesmaids and Freaks and Geeks director Paul Feig sat down with SNL co-head writer, actor, and stand-up comedian Michael Che at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed movie jail, internet backlash, and why it’s so hard to make good comedy.
Paul Feig is a successful filmmaker, writer and producer whose films have grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. As a producer, Feig counts series like Love Life for HBO Max and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. His recent work includes directing Last Christmas and A Simple Favor. In 2016, Feig directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed reboot of Ghostbusters. In 2015, Feig wrote, directed and produced the comedy Spy. Feig’s other films include The Heat and Bridesmaids. Feig is also known for directing and co-executive producing The Office. Currently, Feig hosts his Quarantine Cocktail Time on his Instagram live while in quarantine.
Michael Che is an American comedian, writer, and actor. Named one of Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People, Che is currently in his 6th season as co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s iconic “Weekend Update” segment where he is also a co-head writer for the show. In 2018, Che co-hosted the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards® on NBC. Prior to joining SNL, Che was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He also appeared in Chris Rock’s film Top Five. His first hour-long comedy special Michael Che Matters premiered on Netflix in 2016.
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