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Adam Mckay

  1. awards season
    Bradley Cooper Double-Dips With Two DGA NominationsSee the full list of DGA nominees.
  2. on comedy
    Steve Carell’s Most Famous, Most Lamp-iest Anchorman Quote Was Improvised14 years later, we get the story.
  3. movie review
    Vice Is Gimmicky, But Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney Impersonation Is Spot-onAdam McKay has devised a rollicking comic style for what amounts to an anti-hagiography, a scabrous portrait of Dick Cheney the Unholy One.
  4. nurse!
    Christian Bale’s Vice Research Saved Adam McKay From a Heart Attack“I always thought when you get a heart attack, it’s pain in the chest or the arm.”
  5. departures
    Adam McKay Confirms He Left Funny or Die Earlier This YearMcKay launched the website with Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy in 2007.
  6. trailer mix
    Vice Trailer: Christian Bale Goes Full Dick CheneyJust in time for the holidays.
  7. Christina Applegate to Star in Will Ferrell–Produced Netflix Comedy Dead to MeShe’ll play a widow who meets “a free spirit with a shocking secret.”
  8. chat room
    Jeremy Strong Swears That Succession Isn’t About Rupert Murdoch and His Family“I probably can’t say that enough.”
  9. funny people
    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Will Make You Giggle With New Netflix SeriesDead to Me sounds like a (dark) hoot.
  10. Netflix Orders ‘Dead to Me’ Comedy from Liz Feldman, Will Ferrell, and […]Netflix just added another comedy series. According to Variety, the streaming network has given a 10-episode series order to a dark comedy […]
  11. Succession Trailer: HBO’s New Family-Business Battle RoyaleSuccession’s ten-episode first season will premiere in June.
  12. transformations
    Christian Bale and Amy Adams Are Unrecognizable As Dick and Lynne CheneyIt’s for Adam McKay’s upcoming biopic.
  13. casting couch
    Mission Accomplished: Sam Rockwell in Talks to Play George Bush in Cheney BiopicProduction starts in September.
  14. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Have Two Comedies in Development at CBSWill Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company has two projects in the works at CBS and CBS Television Studios. According to Variety, Gary […]
  15. CBS All Access Adds New Shows From Will Ferrell and Ridley ScottWill Ferrell is producing a comedy with Adam McKay for the streaming service.
  16. casting couch
    Christian Bale and Amy Adams May Hustle America Anew With Dick Cheney BiopicWith Steve Carell as a potential Donald Rumsfeld.
  17. the industry
    The Big Short’s Adam McKay Is Directing a Drama About Dick CheneyPlan B and Gary Sanchez to produce.
  18. Dwayne Johnson, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay Are Developing a Wrestling […]Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is turning his real-life experiences as a wrestler into a new comedy at Fox. According to Variety, the network has […]
  19. Lizzy Caplan to Star in Ferrell/McKay-Produced Dark Comedy ‘Friend of Bill’Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Jessica Elbaum’s production company Gloria Sanchez has a new movie in development starring Lizzy Caplan. […]
  20. HBO Orders Drama Pilot ‘Succession’ from Adam McKay and Will FerrellAdam McKay and Will Ferrell have a new project in the works at HBO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has ordered a drama pilot […]
  21. the industry
    HBO Orders Kathryn Bigelow and Adam McKay PilotsBoth are family dramas of sorts.
  22. reaganomics
    Adam McKay Was ‘Taken Aback’ By Reagan Backlash“The press is a beast.”
  23. not-so-superheroes
    Adam McKay Directing Evil-Superhero Tale IrredeemableFox is making it.
  24. Watch Jenna Jolovitz Tell Adam McKay About Her Glory Days in the Ice […]Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in […]
  25. oscars 2016
    McKay: Political Comment at Oscars Had No Target“This is a right‑left movie, and we’ve got to stop, man. Big money is taking over our government, and until right and left goes, no more big money.”
  26. the awards show show
    Podcast: Talking With Adam McKay About Big ShortTalking the movie’s PGA win, criticism it has faced, and even Anchorman 2.
  27. Adam McKay Once Attempted to Prank Call Lorne Michaels at ‘SNL’During his visit to Stephen Colbert in December, Adam McKay told a great story about prank calling the Philadelphia Phillies’ team manager, and […]
  28. last night on late night
    That Time Adam McKay Prank Called Lorne Michaels As Mad Joe TorreThe director recounted the experience on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
  29. Adam McKay Is Developing a Border Control Comedy Starring Will Ferrell and […]Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have another buddy comedy in the works. During a recent interview with Paul Thomas Anderson on The Director’s […]
  30. Watch Rachel Dratch and Adam McKay Go on a ’50s Date at The Second CityWelcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in […]
  31. oscar futures
    DGA Award Nominees Include George Miller, Ridley Scott, and MoreBut what got snubbed, and what does it mean for Oscar?
  32. party chat
    Adam McKay Might Tackle Global Warming NextOr immigration, or something about sociopaths.
  33. The Big Short Will Make You Furious All Over Again About 2008The pitchfork mobs didn’t quite make it to Wall Street. So seven years later, the man who brought you Anchorman decided to give it another go.
  34. Steve Carell Says Paramount Shut Down the ‘Anchorman’ Broadway Musical IdeaDuring a recent interview on the podcast A.D.D. Comedy, Steve Carell revealed an interesting tidbit about Adam McKay and Will Ferrell’s […]
  35. Taking a Closer Look at the Female-Centric Gloria Sanchez Productions with […]Comedy’s infamous lack of gender (and racial) diversity has remained a relentlessly discussed issue lately, especially since SNL made the […]
  36. micro oral histories
    ‘Uh-oh, Here Comes Trouble’: The Oral History of Anchorman’s Battle SceneWill Ferrell, Adam McKay, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and others reflect on the iconic scene that “escalated quickly” and “really got out of hand, fast.”
  37. Adam McKay Wants to Make a PG Movie About Ron Burgundy’s Dog and Son […]Anchorman director/co-writer Adam McKay talked about a surprising new project while promoting the upcoming sequel. He wants to make a G or […]
  38. Adam McKay Wants to Release an Alternate Cut of ‘Anchorman 2’ With All New […]Director Adam McKay tells Empire there was so much improvisation on the set of his upcoming movie, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, that he […]
  39. Funny or Die Gets a Big RedesignWill Ferrell and Adam McKay’s web video juggernaut Funny or Die debuted a massive redesign this morning, complete with new features, a new […]
  40. jazz flute
    Anchorman 2 to Feature Song-and-Dance Number(s)This is the project originally conceived as a Broadway musical.
  41. remakes
    Adam McKay Remaking Uptown Saturday NightWill Smith and Denzel Washington could reprise Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier’s roles.
  42. promises
    Yes, Anchorman 2 Will Have Another Giant MeleeBut will there be a trident?
  43. knights of columbus
    Adam McKay Reveals Anchorman 2 Details“I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle.”
  44. movies
    Pantelion Picks Up Will Ferrell Spanish Film Casa de Mi PadreYou might need the subtitles.
  45. exclusive
    Adam McKay to Direct Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Football ComedyPreviously known as ‘Turkey Bowl,’ now known as ‘Three Mississippi.’
  46. ego
    Tales From the Hollywood Power-Therapist CouchAnecdotes about Sharon Stone, Adam McKay, and Bret Easton Ellis’s shrinks.
  47. The All-Star Version of the Risk! Podcast Is Chock Full of Famous Comics’ […]Podcast aficionado Joe Berkowitz already introduced us to the Risk! podcast, hosted by The State’s Kevin Allison, but the most current episode […]
  48. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Brad Pitt and Chilean Miners?Plus: A guest star on Matthew Perry’s new sitcom.
  49. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Celebrate 20 Years of IMDB IMDB is celebrating its 20th anniversary, so they got Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to “answer” some of their questions. They do no real […]
  50. The Virginity Hit: The Humiliations of Growing Up, Made PublicMaybe you’ve noticed the signs during your morning subway commute. They’re almost believable for a split second: Still a virgin? Call the […]
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