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Adam McKay

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  • TV Picks: 'Party Down,' Funny or Die video selection, 'Manhattan'

    TV Picks: 'Party Down,' Funny or Die video selection, 'Manhattan'
    "Party Down" (Hulu). This comedy about a less than merry band of caterers, which went for two seasons on Starz in 2009 and 2010, was created by "Veronica Mars" mastermind Rob Thomas with "Mars" cohorts Dan Ethridge and John Enhom and actor Paul Rudd,...
  • 'Looney Tunes' Spin-Off Heats Up With 'X-Men' Scribes, 'Focus' Directors

    The Warner Bros. Looney Tunes-based feature film "Acme" looks to be gaining speed, as the studio has set "X-Men: First Class" scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the script. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, helmers of "Crazy Stupid Love" and the...
  • Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start

    Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start
    Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class. "I heard about this...
  • 'Ant-Man' Back on Track as Shoot Kicks Off in Atlanta

    You're up, Peyton. Now that James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" surprised Hollywood when it opened to more than $94 million at the domestic box office and gave Marvel Studios the start of a new franchise, it's Peyton Reed's turn to do the same with...
  • Will Ferrell to Play Sexploitation Director Russ Meyer in 'Russ and Roger Go Beyond'

    Will Ferrell is in talks to play porn producer Russ Meyer in independent movie project "Russ and Roger Go Beyond." The film centers on the collaboration between Meyer and Roger Ebert on the 1970 film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," which Meyer directed...
  • Del Close's lasting impact on iO, and the rest of us

    Del Close's lasting impact on iO, and the rest of us
    His shadow is a substantial thing, shading the increasingly active and ever-expanding Chicago comedy world in the same way that Louis Sullivan still influences young architects, Muddy Waters impacts bluesmen or Nelson Algren whispers to writers. Del...
  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
  • Krysten Ritter to Guest Star in 'The Blacklist' Season Premiere

    Shortly after it was announced at Comic-Con that "Weeds" alum Mary-Louise Parker will join "The Blacklist" season two in a recurring role, it's been revealed that "Breaking Bad" actress Krysten Ritter is also adding her name to the list. Ritter will...
  • TIFF 2014: Lonnie Franklin, BASE jumpers among doc world premieres

    TIFF 2014: Lonnie Franklin, BASE jumpers among doc world premieres
    New documentaries about the culture-jamming comedy troupe the Yes Men, the BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish and the alleged Los Angeles serial killer Lonnie Franklin will make their world premieres in the documentary section of the upcoming Toronto...
  • Edgar Wright Finds New Film Following 'Ant-Man' Exit

    Following his very public departure from directing Marvel's "Ant-Man," Edgar Wright now looks ready to move on as he is in talks to direct "Baby Driver" for Working Title Films. The plot details are vague other than it would be in the vein of his...
  • Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to go wild with 'Manimal' movie

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to go wild with 'Manimal' movie
    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are set to transform the 1980s cult TV show "Manimal" into a big-screen action-comedy. According to a Deadline report, Ferrell and McKay have been enlisted by Sony Pictures Animation to produce its hybrid live-action/animated...
  • Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Producing 'Manimal' Movie at Sony Animation

    Sony Pictures Animation is going animalistic, developing a movie version of "Manimal," rebooting the TV series as an action-comedy combining animation and live action. Producers are Jimmy Miller's Mosaic, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez...