Meet The Women Hijacking The Comedy Boys' Clubs Of Will Ferrell And Judd Apatow

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It all started with “Anchorman.”Though the local-news laffer was nowhere near the first effort of Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, it shot all three of their profiles through the roof — and ever since, it seems every comedy blockbuster (save for “The Hangover”) has come from the wild minds of one or all of them.

Just as important to the sharp scripts and sharper improv skills: the familiar, familial casts, which often include Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, and John C. Reilly.

Then came “Bridesmaids” — the Apatow-produced, Paul Feig-directed Kristen Wiig comedy that ended up grossing $287 million worldwide.

Since — and suddenly — a band of female writers and actresses have elbowed their way into this comedy boys’ club like never before.

Lauryn Kahn, the longtime assistant to Adam McKay, just sold a million-dollar Internet stalking script.

Mindy Kaling and Alison Brie are also onboard for the comedy.

Now check out a leading man who's just finding his funny side.

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