The thing that is incredibly helpful is that we screen the movies and we ask the audience if they like it or not and we ask a lot of questions and do testing on the movies. For comedies, at least, it’s very helpful. If they’re not laughing and they don’t say that they loved it,...
If you look at who drives the box office numbers at these films, it’s men.
To me, I’ve never understood why there is any question about are women as funny as men.
I always see other people as predecessors and admire them.
Television is much more difficult because at every moment the network can force you to change things based on their belief about what would make it popular. You’re in a constant debate with a gun at your head, and the gun is cancellation. So it’s hard to win the arguments.
I think that everything I do tends to root for the underdog.
Up until ‘Bridesmaids’, the general consensus was that women preferred comedy a bit softer.
The moment you think of a joke is the best moment.
Eventually, the nerds and the geeks will have their day.
I put on a big show when I write something I think is funny.
My way of dealing with the world has always been to make fun of it and observe it but not take part in it. That’s how I became a writer. But when you have kids, suddenly you have to be part of things. It leads almost to a breakdown because your whole defense mechanism is...
My first thought when ‘Wedding Crashers’ ended was, ‘Oh, my God. We are so much dirtier than they are,’
There was definitely a period when I just felt out of sync with earth.
People like the comedy more when they care about the characters.
Everyone wants Steve to do well because he really is the nicest guy you would ever come across. When we were working on the movie he said to me and he wasn’t kidding ‘I’m just trying to be nice to the casting director, so if this bombs she’ll at least cast me in another movie.’...
My first thought when `Wedding Crashers’ ended was, `Oh, my God. We are so much dirtier than they are,’