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I won't lie, it was difficult not to geek-out when talking to legendary comedy filmmaker, David Zucker, who has done everything from 'Airplane', to the 'Naked Gun' series. But the acclaimed writer/director was an absolute delight, and he spoke candidly about his films and what it took to get them made before Hollywood even understood what "slapstick comedy" was.

Of course, we listened to stories about hanging with the late, great actor Leslie Nielsen both on and off the set (spoiler, he told of a great fart prank story Leslie pulled). David even went on to describe the time he spent with South Park directors Matt Stone and Trey Parker, both up-and-comers at the time, when they filmed 'BASEketball' together. What might surprise you the most is David's philosophy on what it takes to make a great comedy, and how it takes far more than writing a series of funny jokes.

As always, keep all those great questions to be read and answered on our show at podcastquestions@thechive.com

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‘Airplane’ writer/director David Zucker on what makes comedy work — theChive Podcast

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David Zucker, has done everything from 'Airplane', to the 'Naked Gun' series. The acclaimed writer/director spoke candidly about his films and what it took to get them made before Hollywood understood what slapstick comedy was.

He also spoke about the late great Leslie Nielsen both on and off the set.
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I never knew fruit could be so oddly sexual (14 photos)

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Oh, Internet you never cease to amaze me. There are so many instances in which I use the phrase “what a time to be alive”, but this one without a doubt takes the cake. Meet artist and recent Instagram sensation Stephanie Sarley. She’s sending shock waves through the web with her unashamedly erotic fruit videos.
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