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It’s just funny that Americans have to contend with 2000 channels, and 60 different specific news sources, and the confusion that it creates, and the junk that we get to see is hilarious.
Adam McKay

Creative freedom is a huge carrot.
Adam McKay

I was a huge fan of comedy in high school.
Adam McKay

I actually opened for Chris Rock at the Funny Bone one time.
Adam McKay

The hardest thing in the world to do is to have someone in a seat in a theater laughing so hard that they’re making weird sounds.
Adam McKay

There’s nothing more American than movies.
Adam McKay

I hired a personal trainer to help me lose 25 pounds and get from obese to fat. My next step will be to get from fat to chubby.
Adam McKay

Nothing is funnier than confidently doing the wrong thing.
Adam McKay

I don’t think arrested-adolescent humor will fade. Maybe the form will change, but I guarantee its replacement will still be based in immature behavior from mature figures.
Adam McKay

Other than Green Day, we haven’t had a lot of protest music over the past few decades.
Adam McKay

It’s time Hawaii answer doubters and produce documents proving that it is a state. What are they hiding? And why haven’t we seen these documents?
Adam McKay

My first joke was about a company called Five Star Parking that was all over Philadelphia: ‘Who’s reviewing parking lots?’
Adam McKay

The thing is, I’ve gotten massages to Enya. I like Enya. If you ate fantastic steaks to Celine Dion, you’d like Celine Dion.
Adam McKay

Having two kids, I don’t get out to see stand up much anymore.
Adam McKay

Matt Braunger really makes me laugh; I like that guy a lot.
Adam McKay

As far as how much you listen to the audience, you listen to them when they really hate something.
Adam McKay

If you do a Western that’s funny, there’s no way people don’t call it a spoof or a parody, even though it may not be.
Adam McKay

If you go back and watch ‘The French Connection,’ it’s been cannibalized so many times. There are certain movies like that, where you see the original and think, ‘This isn’t so great.’ And the reason it isn’t so great is because everyone has copied it.
Adam McKay

That’s always the trick with the sequels, is how much do you repeat from the first one. Because we all get bummed out when you go see a sequel and it’s beat for beat.
Adam McKay

Tom Brokaw was never young.
Adam McKay

I guess HBO did a giant ‘War in the Pacific’ mini-series that cost, like, a fortune, and there was a little moment where they literally had no money. And even though the show had become kind of a cult hit, there was an issue of whether they could actually afford to do it.
Adam McKay

There’s nothing the people love more than a Federal Reserve joke.
Adam McKay

You have a guy like Bernie Madoff literally steal $80 billion, you know, AIG steal hundreds of billions, Goldman Sachs. Crime has changed so much, and to really do a movie with, like, drug dealers or drug smugglers is kind of almost quaint at this point.
Adam McKay

There are many aspects to directing that have a romantic place in people’s minds.
Adam McKay

Celebrities and ‘famous’ people are just regular folks. I know, it’s a shocking and potentially dangerous statement.
Adam McKay

Ultimately, the only people who are in any way edified by hanging with famous people are you at the age of 11 and your mom.
Adam McKay

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