He’s a director, writer, and producer on many of Will Ferrell’s comedy films. Now, he is directing many of today’s hottest actors, like Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt, in “The Big Short.”
Video Content: Adam McKay (2015)
SIDEWALKS host Veronica Castro interviews Adam McKay about his start in comedy, being the head writer for “Saturday Night Live,” and directing and writing “The Big Short” with an all-star cast.
Born in in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Adam McKay is an actor, comedian, director, producer, and screenwriter. For two seasons, he was the head writer for “Saturday Night Live.” He is known for working with Will Ferrell on many films, such as “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” “The Other Guys,” and “Step Brothers,” where he the writer and director. Ferrell and McKay also founded the website “Funny or Die.” As a producer, some of McKay’s film includes “Land of the Lost,” “The Virginity Hit,” “Casa de Mi Padre,” “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” “Tammy,” “Sleeping with Other People,” “Bachelorette,” and “Get Hard.”
Recorded: November 20, 2015
Host / Producer: Veronica Castro
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: Paramount Pictures