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  1. 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 […]
  2. 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 […]
  3. 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 […]
  4. Adam McKay, Seth Rogen, and Ben Schwartz Are Working on a New MovieActor/writer Ben Schwartz has written a new comedy and teamed up with Adam McKay and Seth Rogen for the project. Variety reports that McKay is […]
  5. Watch Adam McKay and Scott Adsit Perform in the 1995 Second City Show […]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 […]
  6. Peyton Reed Talks Adam McKay’s Work on ‘Ant-Man’“We all know Adam is, in my mind, a comedic genius, and I’ve known Adam since the Upright Citizens Brigade days that I did in the late ‘90s. […]
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    Manimal: The ’80s Show Turned Will Ferrell FilmIt’s about a crime-fighting doctor who morphs into different animals.
  8. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Producing an Action-Comedy ‘Manimal’ MovieIf you’re a huge fan of the shortly lived ‘80s television series Manimal, then today is your lucky day. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures […]
  9. Adam McKay on What He Learned from Working with Improv Guru Del CloseWill Ferrell doesn’t mince words when describing Adam McKay, his longtime friend and comedy collaborator. “He’s kind of a dangerous […]
  10. Peyton Reed Will Direct ‘Ant-Man’ with Script Help from Adam McKayMarvel has finally named its new Ant-Man director to fill the void left by original helmer Edgar Wright. Deadline reports that Peyton Reed has […]
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    Marvel Taps Peyton Reed to Direct Ant-ManThe man who brought you Bring It On.
  12. Adam McKay Is Definitely Not Replacing Edgar Wright on ‘Ant-Man’It looks like Paul Rudd’s Anchorman director Adam McKay is now out of the running to replace Edgar Wright on Marvel’s Ant-Man. According to […]
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    Adam McKay Won’t Direct Ant-Man EitherThe search for Edgar Wright’s replacement continues.
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    Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer Meeting to Maybe Direct Ant-ManThey’re among the directors on Marvel’s short list.
  15. Marvel Looks to Adam McKay and Other Comedy Directors to Replace Edgar […]In the wake of director Edgar Wright’s departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man movie, THR reports that the studio is now considering a new set of […]
  16. yabba dabba doo
    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Making a Flintstones MovieYabba dabba doo, indeed.
  17. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Producing an Animated ‘Flintstones’ MovieThe Flintstones is getting rebooted again. THR reports that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing a full-length, animated Flintstones movie […]
  18. Adam McKay Vows to Make Economics Sexy and Fun with His Next Movie“Rather than knowing about Kim Kardashian and sports and who’s wearing what, the language of power is economics. Is there a way to make that as […]
  19. Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and John C. Reilly to Re-Team for ‘Border Guards’After their successful collaborations on Step Brothers and Talladega Nights, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are currently in talks to star in […]
  20. movies
    Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Reteam for Immigration ComedyWith Step Brothers and Talladega Nights director Adam McKay.
  21. jokes and jokes and jokes
    Four Thoughts on Anchorman 2’s 763-New-Jokes VersionIt’s definitely longer and possibly better and Steve Carell has a flash of brilliance.
  22. Adam McKay Is Directing a Movie About the Economic CrisisWriter/director Adam McKay (Anchorman(s), Step Brothers) has found his next movie. McKay has signed on to develop Michael Lewis’s book, The Big […]
  23. adaptations
    Adam McKay to Write and Direct The Big ShortThe Michael Lewis book.
  24. sequels
    There Definitely Won’t Be an Anchorman 3“It’s done,” says Adam McKay.
  25. Adam McKay Says There Won’t Be an ‘Anchorman 3’Adam McKay, who directed both Anchorman movies and co-wrote them with Will Ferrell, said in an interview with Empire that the Anchorman series […]
  26. ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized R Rated Version’ Is Coming […]During his visit to Jimmy Fallon on last night’s Tonight Show, Will Ferrell confirmed the news that on February 28th, an alternate R-rated […]
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    Anchorman 2 to Get Re-Released With All New Jokes763 new jokes and a musical number!
  28. 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 […]
  29. 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 […]
  30. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions Adds Female-Centric […]With the exception of 2012’s Bachelorette, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell’s production company Gary Sanchez isn’t exactly known for making […]
  31. NBC Orders 3 Pilots from Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Dan Mazer, and J.J. […]NBC has ordered three more pilots including one from McKay and Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions, Deadline reports. The first pilot Love Is […]
  32. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Tried to Get Barack Obama to Cameo in […]In a new interview with Paste magazine, Anchorman director/co-writer Adam McKay revealed that he and Will Ferrell tried to get a bunch of super […]
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    ‘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.”
  34. Here’s a Peek at Last Night’s ‘Anchorman 2’ PremiereIn case you have a little more room in your brain for Anchorman 2 promotion, the US premiere happened last night at New York’s Beacon Theatre, […]
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    Photos: Will Ferrell on the Set of Anchorman 2The cast and crew descended on midtown and set the clocks to the Me Decade to shoot the movie’s first scene.
  36. Why Is ‘Anchorman 2’ Being Promoted So Hard?No comedy in movie history has ever been promoted as hard as Anchorman 2. We’re still a week away from the film’s release, but we’re two months […]
  37. ‘SNL’ Review: Paul Rudd’s ‘Anchorman’ AdThe most beloved SNL hosts over the years can make sketch comedy magic with anyone. Justin Timberlake, for example, seemed to hit it off so […]
  38. Adam McKay Says ‘Anchorman’ Is the Type of Thing He Would Have Gotten In […]Will Ferrell has certainly been making the rounds as Ron Burgundy to promote the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,  and now director […]
  39. Adam McKay Responds to Jim Breuer Saying He Got Him Fired from ‘SNL’Former SNL cast member Jim Breuer went on WTF with Marc Maron last month and claimed he heard from an NBC executive that Adam McKay, who was […]
  40. Comedy Central Bought a Pilot of ‘The Chris Gethard Show’, and We Talked […]Last night, it was announced that Comedy Central has ordered a pilot of the long-running and much-beloved Chris Gethard Show. The pilot will be […]
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    NBC Buys Kate Walsh’s Bad Judge Pilot Another presenter at Bad Career Day.
  42. Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael Sell a Movie to Will Ferrell and Adam […]Comedy partners Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael have sold a movie pitch to Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, Deadline […]
  43. Kate Walsh to Star in NBC Pilot ‘Bad Judge’ from Producers Will Ferrell […]NBC has given an early pilot order to Bad Judge, and Private Practice’s Kate Walsh has been cast in the lead role, THR reports. The project, […]
  44. 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 […]
  45. Read an Excerpt from Ron Burgundy’s AutobiographyThe New Yorker has an excerpt from Ron Burgundy’s upcoming autobiography, Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings, which comes […]
  46. 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 […]
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    Anchorman 2 Has Enough Material for an Alternate VersionSame movie, different versions of the jokes.
  48. Jason Sudeikis and Kirsten Dunst Are Starring in the Will Ferrell-Produced […]Jason Sudeikis is starring in a new movie produced by his Saturday Night Live predecessor Will Ferrell. Called Sleeping with Other People, it’s […]
  49. The ‘Anchorman’ Cast Is Doing a Live Reading of the ‘Anchorman’ ScriptThe cast and crew of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy are assembling to do a live reading of the script. Co-writer/director Adam McKay and […]
  50. A Look Back at the Filmmakers and Short Films of ‘Saturday Night Live’The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
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