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Saturday, October 15 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
The Queens of Comedy

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These ladies have conquered and ruled the art of the laugh. With credits between them such as New Girl, Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, The Heat, and No Strings Attached, these Queens of Comedy are unstoppable forces of funny. Join this conversation with Katie Dippold, Elizabeth Meriwether, and Paula Pell for an enlightening exploration of comedy in film, television, and new media, and how to master the "hardest genre" in your own writing.

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Paul Feig

2016 Extraordinary Contribution to Film award recipient
Paul Feig is a multi-talented creator, working successfully as a filmmaker, writer, producer, and author.  Feig’s most recent film was a reboot of Ghostbusters, which was released on July 15, 2016 with a female-led cast that includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon... Read More →

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Katie Dippold

writer The Heat, Ghostbusters (2016), Parks and Recreation, Presenter of the 2016 Extraordinary Contribution to Film award recipient
Katie Dippold is a screenwriter, her most recent film is GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) directed by Paul Feig starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. She recently finished production on an UNTITLED ADVENTURE COMEDY film, starring Amy Schumer... Read More →
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Elizabeth Meriwether

creator/executive producer New Girl; writer No Strings Attached
Elizabeth Meriwether is the creator and showrunner of the hit TV series New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, currently in its fifth season on FOX. New Girl is a critical and audience favorite and has been nominated for five Golden Globes and five Emmy Awards.  Liz is also known... Read More →
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Paula Pell

writer Sisters, Saturday Night Live
PAULA PELL (screenwriter/actor) Pell was a writer for Saturday Night Live for twenty years. She started in 1995. She was also a producer and writer for the sitcom “30 Rock.” In the film world, Pell has collaborated with Judd Apatow and Paul Feig, providing additional writing... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
Central Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary