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Adam Mckay

  1. norman lear
    Live Episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons Are Coming to ABCFor one night only! Now with 100% more Jamie Foxx!
  2. glass cage of emotion
    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Breaking UpCreatively, that is.
  3. awards season
    Alfonso Cuarón Gets One Step Closer to Oscars Glory With DGA Awards WinBo Burnham also nabbed the first-time director honor.
  4. awards season
    Bradley Cooper Double-Dips With Two DGA NominationsSee the full list of DGA nominees.
  5. on comedy
    Steve Carell’s Most Famous, Most Lamp-iest Anchorman Quote Was Improvised14 years later, we get the story.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.”
  8. departures
    Adam McKay Confirms He Left Funny or Die Earlier This YearMcKay launched the website with Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy in 2007.
  9. trailer mix
    Vice Trailer: Christian Bale Goes Full Dick CheneyJust in time for the holidays.
  10. 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.”
  11. chat room
    Jeremy Strong Swears That Succession Isn’t About Rupert Murdoch and His Family“I probably can’t say that enough.”
  12. funny people
    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Will Make You Giggle With New Netflix SeriesDead to Me sounds like a (dark) hoot.
  13. 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 […]
  14. Succession Trailer: HBO’s New Family-Business Battle RoyaleSuccession’s ten-episode first season will premiere in June.
  15. transformations
    Christian Bale and Amy Adams Are Unrecognizable As Dick and Lynne CheneyIt’s for Adam McKay’s upcoming biopic.
  16. casting couch
    Mission Accomplished: Sam Rockwell in Talks to Play George Bush in Cheney BiopicProduction starts in September.
  17. 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 […]
  18. CBS All Access Adds New Shows From Will Ferrell and Ridley ScottWill Ferrell is producing a comedy with Adam McKay for the streaming service.
  19. casting couch
    Christian Bale and Amy Adams May Hustle America Anew With Dick Cheney BiopicWith Steve Carell as a potential Donald Rumsfeld.
  20. the industry
    The Big Short’s Adam McKay Is Directing a Drama About Dick CheneyPlan B and Gary Sanchez to produce.
  21. 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 […]
  22. 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. […]
  23. 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 […]
  24. the industry
    HBO Orders Kathryn Bigelow and Adam McKay PilotsBoth are family dramas of sorts.
  25. reaganomics
    Adam McKay Was ‘Taken Aback’ By Reagan Backlash“The press is a beast.”
  26. not-so-superheroes
    Adam McKay Directing Evil-Superhero Tale IrredeemableFox is making it.
  27. 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 […]
  28. 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.”
  29. 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.
  30. 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 […]
  31. 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.
  32. 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 […]
  33. 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 […]
  34. oscar futures
    DGA Award Nominees Include George Miller, Ridley Scott, and MoreBut what got snubbed, and what does it mean for Oscar?
  35. party chat
    Adam McKay Might Tackle Global Warming NextOr immigration, or something about sociopaths.
  36. the month in movies
    December in Movies: Where to Start? (Star Wars)Plus The Hateful Eight, The Big Short, Daddy’s Home, In the Heart of the Sea, Concussion
  37. kind of a big deal
    Will Ferrell’s Idea for a Political Satire“All we try to do is to hold up a mirror to what is going on.”
  38. Adam McKay and Stephen Colbert Talk Chicago, Improv, Pot, and Free PizzaHere’s a clip of Adam McKay’s interview from last night’s Late Show, where he and Stephen Colbert talk about their scrappy Chicago improv days […]
  39. sequels forever
    Anchorman 3 Might Tackle Iraq or New MediaSixty percent of the time, the Operation Desert Storm worked every time.
  40. movie review
    The Big Short Turns the Financial Meltdown Into a Heist ComedyDirector Adam McKay invents his own glorious goofball syntax: part business thriller, part stand-up comedy, with a liberal dash of NPR didacticis.
  41. 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.
  42. Adam McKay and Will Ferrell Producing ‘This Is Happening’ Comedy at NBCNBC has a new comedy in the works from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions. Deadline reports that the network has put into […]
  43. Adam McKay Is Writing an ‘Archie’ Broadway MusicalArchie Comics is headed to Broadway with some help from Adam McKay and Funny or Die. Variety reports that McKay is currently working on a book […]
  44. summer movie preview 2015
    A Timeline of Ant-Man’s Troubled Production History [Updated]Ant-Man’s protagonist may be tiny, but the hurdles the film has faced are undeniably large.
  45. the second comedy boom
    Backstage Photos From 25 Years of Second CityFeaturing Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Key and Peele, and more.
  46. comedy
    Watch Young Amy Poehler’s Lost Second City PilotIt’s called RVTV.
  47. This 20-Year-Old Amy Poehler Pilot Is the Stuff of Comedy Nerd DreamsWelcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in […]
  48. If You Have $300M, You Might Be Able to Buy Funny or DieAdam McKay and Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die is reportedly considering a big sale. Bloomberg reports that the company recently hired a financial […]
  49. How Adam McKay Directs at the Top of His IntelligenceAdam McKay’s path to becoming a director began as a notoriously mischievous improvisor under the tutelage of guru Del Close in Chicago, then […]
  50. Adam McKay Says He Rewrote the ‘Ant-Man’ Script with Paul RuddNot long after director Edgar Wright left Marvel’s Ant-Man film in May, Adam McKay was chosen to help rewrite the script for new director […]
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