Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango
I think it's more likely that they simply had a great pitch for Cap 2, or that they have a good grasp of the character that Feige found impressive. The idea that they'd hire a pair of directors just to improve the yucks strikes me as abnormal.
That's the only optimistic conclusion I can draw from it, too. Maybe Feige was so impressed by what they know about the character and what kind of vision they've got for the story that he said they'd be perfect, even if inexperienced at the genre. Otherwise, it comes back to singling out a comedy director(s) for their expertise in laughs.