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Rightfully so!

This is a very good article. If you’re a Feig fan (ugh, worst aliteration ever) you should give it a read.

Money shot:

The critical success and general menschiness of “Freaks and Geeks” established for Feig (pronounced FEEG) a career in television that most Hollywood aspirants would envy. He went on to direct three films, and directed eight episodes of “Arrested Development,” three episodes of “Weeds,” eight episodes of the American version of “The Office” and an episode each of “30 Rock” and “Mad Men.” The list reads like a who’s who of cool TV shows.

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Talk of the Nation did an interesting segment on comedy and politics that featured Adam McKay and Lizz Winstead.

If I may nerd out comedically for a moment: *ahem* Will Ferrell did “Janet Reno” not Dana Carvey (granted, “The Church Lady” did look like Ms. Reno) and Jon Glaser and Tom Giannis’ “Barack Obama-sistible” was from 23/6 not Funny or Die although it is featured there. *Pushes glasses up on nose* Thank you.

Via that CC place.

The LA Times has a series on Bill Maher and his new movie Religulous.

Money shot:

On how he got people to talk to him: “It was simple: We never, ever, used my name. We never told anybody it was me who was going to do the interviews. We even had a fake title for the film. We called it ‘A Spiritual Journey.’ It didn’t work everywhere. We went to Salk Lake City, but no one would let us film there at all.”

I am nowhere near as cynical about religion as Maher is, but I love the debate. I can’t wait to see this movie.

Via HuffPo

In which he acts all Alec Baldwin-y.

Money shot:

He found the browser and went to ArkivMusic.com. “I love this. Isn’t this great? Couldn’t you just sit and do this all day? I’m looking for ‘Ultimate Chopin.’ What could be more worthy than that? Ah! The complete collection of Rachmaninoff. Complete recordings!” His face darkened and a little swearing ensued. “This is Dutoit with the Montreal! What is the problem? You lying . . . ! Ultimate collection. Well, we don’t see Ashkenazy.” This went on for a while then a phone rang. “Can’t you see I’m listening to Chopin?” he said, in a put-on accent. “I can’t be bothered with this. . . .”

Love him! Can’t wait for 30 ROCK!

Tip Tip: HuffPro