Adam McKay

Adam McKay is a screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay is most famous for his partnership with comedian Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through their production company Gary Sanchez Productions.

Guest Appearances

Adam McKay

Writer/director/producer Adam McKay feels old-fashioned-twelve-year-old-about-to-have-a-sleepover excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Adam sits down with Conan to talk about birthdays in Worcester, MA, famous pranks from the early days of UCB, the challenge of adapting The Big Short to film, and…


The Long-Haul Machinist

improv4humans #282March 16, 2017

Adam McKay and Neil Casey join Matt Besser for a special improv3humans! They perform scenes about a gourmet cook who uses Chef Boyardee sauce in his recipes, a boy with a talent for hiding and complaining, and a skydiver who is concerned…


The Bulgarian Bus Driver

Sklarbro Country #296April 1, 2016

​Director Adam McKay describes the night he won an Oscar for "The Big Short." He also talks to Randy and Jason about the NBA and college basketball. Later, they discuss the Atlanta Hawks' Tinder Night, and Javier Bardem calls in to share…


Don Won't Allow It

Sklarbro Country #203June 13, 2014

Everyone please turn your phones off, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have made their way to the calming shores of Sklarbro Country. Tune in to hear the brothers, Will, and Adam talk about NBA playoff picks, their thoughts on the future of…


Black Panini

Sklarbro Country #187February 21, 2014

Anchorman 2 director Adam McKay returns to the calming shores with some amazing Anchorman news! Adam, Randy, & Jason go deep into the NBA trade deadline, the alternate version of Anchorman 2 with all new jokes, and the Lakers before getting into…


I Do Muther-F-N-improv!

improv4humans #108November 21, 2013

Warning: You are tuning into some muther-f-n unapologetic improv from Matt Besser, Adam McKay, and Mike Still on a special improv3humans! Things get mad crazy as they travel from unpronounceable camps to the trenches of the Pacific. Plus, Adam addresses being called…


Coordinator of Falconry

The Fogelnest Files #60October 24, 2013

Jake's old pal Adam McKay stops by to chat about mixing up the Second City format with "Pinata Full of Bees," the Bill Brasky SNL sketches, and the inspiration behind Anchorman. Adam & Jake also discuss the Stavenhagen's Food Pawn Shop with…


An Overweight Four

Sklarbro Country #160August 16, 2013

Comedy legend Adam McKay stops by the calming shores for the first time on today's Sklarbro Country! Adam teases a gag from his highly anticipated sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues, talks about how the original film came together and details his career…


Owen & TJ Read the News

Earwolf Presents #20December 19, 2012

Welcome to the first episode of Owen & TJ Read The News! Every month Owen Burke (Funny or Die) and TJ (Adam McKay) read the news and get into the culture of Jacksonville, a.k.a J-Ville. On their first episode they discuss the…


Best of improv4humans Vol. 1

improv4humans #45September 20, 2012

We took to the Earwolf Forums and asked YOU which were the best scenes in the past episodes of improv4humans and had so many to choose from that we split them into two very special sampler episodes. Enjoy this pu-pu platter of…


Bonus Cut: 30th Monkey

improv4humans #29.5June 5, 2012

Are you a 30th monkey? Find out by listening to Adam McKay and Chris Gethard in this week's bonus cut. Just make sure you're on the right side of history, or you'll end up living like a hobo in the woods.


No Joking Around!

improv4humans #29May 31, 2012

Sometimes in life it's just improv3people. But when those three are Matt Besser, Chris Gethard, and Adam McKay and they're talking about The Avengers, Vince Carter, and prosthetic principals, then you're in safe hands. Sure, those hands are on broken wrists, but…

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