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Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. He is most famous for his partnership with comedian Will ... More »Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. He is most famous for his partnership with comedian Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. McKay was born in Long Island, New York, graduated from Great Valley High School in Malvern, Pennsylvania, in 1986, and attended Penn State and Temple universities. He is one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade improv comedy group and a former performer at Chicago's Improv Olympic, where he was a member of the improv group, The Family, whose members included Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Neil Flynn, Miles Stroth, and Ali Farahnakian, and Child's Play Touring Theatre. While a member of the mainstage cast at Second City, he wrote and performed in that company's landmark revue, Pinata Full of Bees. In several politically charged sketches, McKay played characters like Noam Chomsky as a substitute kindergarten teacher, and a hapless... [ Wikipedia ]

Inside Funny Or Die Business Strategy Dick Glover

They then connected with comedians Will Farrell and Adam McKay, who would become the site's co-founders. But they still needed a "business guy" to run the thing. So they called Glover, who had launched ESPN.com, served as an executive at Disney, and run new media and broadcast for ...

After Three Costly Left-Wing Flops, Sony Risks Another

Sony shareholders beware: Sony apparently believes the fourth time will be the charm with "Border Guards," a "comedy" that will star Will Ferrell and be directed by Adam McKay. A film delivered by the stridently left-wing Ferrell and McKay, about hapless "Minutemen" who ...

'Border Guards:' Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly & Adam McKay Reteam for Comedy From 'Four Lions' Write...

Deadline reports the two actors are aiming to team up on the new comedy, possibly once again with director Adam McKay. Sony hired talented writer Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop, Four Lions) two pen a screenplay about two friends who take jobs as guards on the Mexico/U.S. border before ...

Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly Eyeing Reunion With Adam McKay for 'Border Guards'

Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Adam McKay -- the trio that worked so well for Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby -- is looking to reunite for Sony's comedy Border Guards. Sony has tapped British writer Jesse Armstrong to write the script for the project...

New Jesse Armstrong script crosses into Will Ferrell territory

Kind of a big deal … Jesse Armstrong is writing Border Guards for the Anchorman director Adam McKay. Photograph: MJ Kim/Getty Images The Peep Show writer Jesse Armstrong has been hired to write a new film for Will Ferrell and John C Reilly, titled Border Guards, according to the ...

Hollywood Playbook: Wednesday's Top 5 News Items

by John Nolte 16 Apr 2014, 8:08 AM PDT post a comment After spending tens of millions in corporate money on a mean-spirited, joyless and unfunny two-hour political ad that attacks the Koch brothers for, uhm, spending millions in corporate money on political ads, director Adam McKay is in ...

Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and Adam McKay reuniting for Border Guards · Newswire · The A.V. Club

Will Ferrell is in talks to re-team with his Step Brothers and Talledega Nights costar John C. Reilly—as well as his every-Will-Ferrell-movie co-writer and director Adam McKay—for Border Guards, which sees the two actors… wait for it… guarding the border. No deals have officially been ...

Will Ferrell And John C. Reilly Escape From Mexico In ‘Border Guards’

Imagine if Stepbrothers and Casa De Mi Padre groped each other at the office Christmas party and you basically get Border Guards, a new film from Adam McKay starring Will Ferrell and my favorite actor in the world, John C. Reilly. The studio has closed a deal with Oscar-nominated In The ...

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to Star in Border Guards

Step Brothers costars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are reuniting with director Adam McKay for a new comedy! Meanwhile, international heartthrobs Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Johnny Depp have all new movies to look forward to, as do Helen Mirren and Taylor Lautner. Here's a look ...

Comedy Central's UK site attempts to wipe smile off Ferrell's Funny or Die

" Funny or Die, created by Farrell and his long-time collaborator Adam McKay through their Gary Sanchez production company in 2007, launched a UK version of the site backed by Hat Trick a year later but it closed in 2010. It followed the closure of another UK site, Comedy Box, backed by ...

Casting Net: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to play 'Border Guards'

Their longtime collaborator Adam McKay may direct, and The Thick of It‘s Jesse Armstrong is writing the script. [ Deadline ] • Sharon Stone has boarded the action comedy American Ultra in a role originally intended for Uma Thurman. The Lionsgate pic stars Jesse Eisenberg as a stoner who ...

Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly to Re-Team for Illegal Immigration Comedy

The film may be directed by Adam McKay, Ferrell's partner in the Obama-shilling Funny or Die Web site. The director/star also teamed up for The Other Guys, a film which shoehorned its politics into the film's waning moments. Will this potential trio focus on the funny, and not the ...

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“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006), my favorite of director Adam McKay’s comedic collaborations with Will Ferrell, has always been an ad to begin with — not just for NASCAR, but the “official tampon of NASCAR,” plus everything in America from Applebee’s to the “always ...

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This three-disc set also features over four hours of bonus content including commentary by Adam McKay, Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner, gag reels, more than 90 minutes of deleted, extended and alternate scenes, five behind-the-scenes featurettes...

Out of Ideas? NBC Wants You to Create Its Next Sitcom Smash

NBC will then lean on established stars like Aziz Ansari, Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Adam McKay, Amy Poehler and Seth Myers, among others to select the best ideas...

Anchorman 2's Adam McKay On Culturally-Specific Comedy, Casting Brad Pitt And What His Ghostbusters...

With nine years to refine its script, Adam McKay created an epic but sharply focused story for Anchorman 2, but at last count the writer-director has produced twice as many for the follow-up, with four different versions (and counting) to date. That audiences were willing to sit through ...

Will Ferrell, John C Reilly reunite with Adam McKay for Border Guards

Will Ferrell and John C Reilly will star in director Adam McKay's Border Guards, which centres on two hapless officials who find themselves stranded in Mexico without identification and must find a way to get back into the US. In the Loop and Peep Show writer Jesse Armstrong penned the ...

New on DVD and Blu-ray, April 4

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Ron Burgundy heads to New York at the dawn of cable news, where "Anchorman" co-creators Will Ferrell and Adam McKay always choose a gag over plot coherence. The movie is still very funny, a disappointment only to those who expect to see something bold ...

NBC launches search for new sitcom creators with Comedy Playground

The judges include Aziz Ansari, Bateman, Robert Carlock ("30 Rock"), Sean Hayes, Kaling, Jason Katims ("Parenthood," "About a Boy"), Josh Lieb ("The Tonight Show"), Longoria, Adam McKay ("Anchorman"), Seth Meyers, Todd Milliner (Hayes' producing partner), Will Packer ("Ride Along"), Amy ...

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