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As the former head writer on Saturday Night Live
, Adam McKay
knows what's funny. It was there he met Will Ferrell
and the rest is history. Well, maybe not well-known history, but McKay is the guy behind the guy. Starting with Anchorman
in 2004, the two have collaborated on just about everything comedic Ferrell has done since: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, The Campaign
, and now, Anchorman 2
. McKay and Ferrell write the stories, McKay directs and Ferrell is the star (and glory-hound). Clearly, they share the same wonderful, insane sense of humor and thank God for that.
We talked to McKay about Anchorman 2
, specifically who from comedy history the director would choose if he could recast the film. His answers may surprise you. We also got the scoop on what will be included on the Anchorman 2
Blu-ray (a cut of the film using all new jokes is one special feature we can't wait for). And, possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of film in general, we also asked McKay to name some of his favorite lesser-known comedies. Check out the full Q&A below.