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Adam McKay is a screenwriter and director born in Denver in 1968. McKay is best known for comedy films like the Anchorman series and Talladega Nights (with frequent collaborator Will Ferrell). With Ferrell, McKay is also a co-founder of Gary Sanchez Productions and the comedy website Funny or Die.

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1996

Becomes SNL head writer

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McKay becomes head writer on the SNL staff. During this time, he and Ferrell create the recurring “Bill Brasky” sketches, which also feature Goodman and Baldwin.

We got this through simply because the first one did work really well, and everyone was going, “Are these hit characters?” But then, it was far too strange to be hit characters. But it was mainly John Goodman and Alec Baldwin are the sole reason we got to do a bunch of these ’cause every time they would show up, they would go, “Are we doing a Brasky?” And I could see Lorne and the other producers kind of roll their eyes like, “I guess we’re doing a Brasky.” That was how we got those on.