Writer, Director and Producer Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, The Big Short, Succession) talks about his climate change activism and the music of The Who, Run DMC, LL Cool J and early Flaming Lips and Come live shows.


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Writer, director and producer, Adam Mackay and Nic actually met almost 20 years ago when Nic was asked to help make some music suggestions for his film ‘Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy’. Adam’s comedy credits include ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’, ‘Step Brothers’, and ‘The Other Guys’. Along with his then business partner Will Ferrel he also co-produced the HBO series ‘Eastbound and Down’, and in 2007, launched the comedy video site, funny or die,

On a more serious note, he’s a producer on the multiple Emmy award winning HBO show ‘Succession’, and wrote and directed the film adaptation of the Michael Lewis book ‘The Big Short’, for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director and won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for his work on that film. His other credits include ‘Vice’ and 2021’s ‘Don’t Look Up’, a satirical look at climate change, a subject vey close to his heart. Adam’s musical influences are as wide and varied as his work, from the Classic Rock of his childhood to his teenage and young adult love of early Hip Hop and onto Alternative and Indie Rock.

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