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‘The Real World’ is the most predictable arc ever. They get on the show, they’re all excited, we’re gonna be best friends, then people start drinking and get hammered, and say stupid stuff, and that’s pretty much it.
Adam McKay

The stuff that’s going on is just so over-the-top, with the banking crisis and destroying the Gulf of Mexico, and the outrage hasn’t quite caught up with the people yet. But when it does, I think you’re going to see really virulent anti-authoritarian kind of comedy coming out.
Adam McKay

It’s Will Ferrell, he does Will Ferrell movies. But if you really look at it, he tries to do something different with each one, whether it’s an action cop movie like ‘The Other Guys’ or doing ‘Talladega Nights’ going into red state America or ‘Casa de Mi Padre’ or ‘Stranger Than Fiction,’ which is more of a drama.
Adam McKay

I have no political ax to grind; I just find it absurd that huge billion-dollar corporations can take over elections. I just find it insane that, for instance, we give tax breaks to people like myself making millions of dollars, while there’re no tax breaks for working people. That, to me, is not a political issue, that’s a life issue.
Adam McKay

First and foremost when you’re doing comedy, you gotta be relevant and applicable to the times that you’re living in. When you try and just do comedy about who is dating who and lifestyle jokes, it gets tiring after a while. It’s hard to be funny in that realm.
Adam McKay

We lost our minds in the ’80s and ’90s; we really as a society just felt that everyone could only care about themselves. There was no responsibility to discuss what’s going on in your town, your state, your nation. And it was a blast, it was really fun, but it doesn’t work.
Adam McKay

I’m sure when they partied when Rome was burning, that was a really great party.
Adam McKay

I think I’m better than Mamet, I would say.
Adam McKay

The ‘Police Academy’ stuff was all hyper-slapsticky.
Adam McKay

Dave Herman as Michael Bolton is one of my favorite performances ever.
Adam McKay

Every time a pundit or elected official is on any TV news program, it should be a polite formality to mention that GE has made such and such billions off the war in Iraq by selling arms or that Murdoch is a right-wing activist with a clear stake in who wins and who taxes his profits the least.
Adam McKay

If someone busted into your house and robbed you, would you then forgive them if you found out they were a veteran? Of course not. So why are we forgiving McCain for selling out his country by supporting the Bush agenda?
Adam McKay

Obama is the new kid with the weird name who people just sense is a little classier than his surroundings. He moved from a private school where he was class president and is now at the giant public high school with the metal detectors and the smoking lounge.
Adam McKay

‘Firewall’ seems both scary and protective at the same time. And how often does that happen within one word besides ‘military’ and ‘government?’
Adam McKay

McCain is the kid who was really cool in middle school but never got high school game and people are sick of him acting like he’s still popular.
Adam McKay

If you’re calling yourself a maverick and you’re not Dirk Nowitzki, then you are probably not one. In fact, this rule applies to anyone declaring themselves a ‘God-fearing Christian’ or a ‘Man of the people.’
Adam McKay

I have no tax breaks or corporate interests to be supported by Barack Obama.
Adam McKay

Can anything good come of a backward way of thinking like judging someone based on skin color? No way.
Adam McKay

The crush of lobbyists on Washington and purchase of the media by corporations has created a big business-run government and a worthless press leaving Americans screwed and ill-informed.
Adam McKay

Dick Cheney and Bush’s rise to power were built on tons of money from corporations and a dulled press.
Adam McKay

The corporate right fires up the religious right against gay marriage and abortion and uses their votes to push their deregulation and tax cuts for the rich. It’s an old trick. The House of Saud has the same arrangement with the Mullahs in Saudi Arabia.
Adam McKay

Word of mouth and the Internet are the only press we have left.
Adam McKay

I got the sense that Alabama is a place where people don’t want handouts and don’t much care for people talking out of the side of their mouth.
Adam McKay

I was born in Colorado and grew up in Pennsylvania with family in Texas and Oklahoma.
Adam McKay

All we have is our vote. But it’s powerful.
Adam McKay

Pete Wilson deregulated energy as a pay out to Enron, and we blamed Gray Davis.
Adam McKay

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