Podcast #64 – Women in Comedy Movies

You didn’t think we were going to let February end without a brand-new podcast, did you? You did? That’s fair, we’re not good with scheduling. But you get a new podcast, anyway! This one has everything: movie news, movie discussion, exciting games, a surprisingly sober and thoughtful Todd, plus the return of fan-favorite* Tonn Slingdog. (*There is no basis for this claim.)

This time, on a very special episode of The Film Pigs Podcast:

  • Intro
  • Movie News
  • Host Todd Anderson presents this episode’s theme: Women in Comedy Movies
  • Movie Jail
  • The Nic Cage Memorial Bizarre Line Reading
  • DTV Corner with Tonn Slingdog
  • Recast This!
  • The Bottom 5: Worst Dump Month Movies From Last 5 Years
  • A Moment of Positivity
  • Outro

5 thoughts on “Podcast #64 – Women in Comedy Movies”

  1. Considering that BROAD CITY is absolutely one of the funniest shows right now anyone who says that women can’t be funny is an idiot. The problem is that they’re so often not served well by the material given to them.

    Bonnie McFarlane directed a very good documentary about it called WOMEN AREN’T FUNNY and is well worth checking out.

    And during the triumphant return of Tonn Slingdog where he’s describing that movie I can’t help but think: “How the fuck do these movies get made when so many good ones can’t?”

    1. Broad City is great. In fact, Comedy Central has had a bit of a sketch comedy renaissance going on for a couple years now with a bunch of funny women and men (Key & Peele, Broad City, Amy Schumer, Kroll Show).

  2. I have no problem with the concept of a female Ghostbusters but Melissa McCarthy is about as funny and as appealing as rectal cancer.

    Ghostbusters was probably my favourite thing ever as child so this is up there for me this is up with pissing on STAR WARS for other people.

    Fortunately though Hollywood has already grinded my emotions about such things away so whereas years ago this news might have offended me into a stupor now I will just let it pass into the ether.

    1. I like McCarthly, but her career has been mostly limited to Lady Jack Black – which is more a reflection on how Hollywood works than her talent.

      I don’t get mad at reboots/reimaginings anymore. It’s too tiring. I just wait for the occasional surprise (For every 10 Robocops there’s a 21 Jump Street, etc.).

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