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Q&A: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' director/co-writer Adam McKay
During his time at Chicago's iO Theater in the early `90s, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" director/co-writer Adam McKay learned the value of avoiding the first joke that comes to mind, and doing even stupid characters creatively. That philosophy has so informed the filmmaker's career ("The Other Guys," "Step Brothers") that he constantly shouts out improvised and tweaked lines while shooting, to the point that both "Anchorman" films have entire movies worth of alternate jokes.
Matt Pais, @mattpais
December 16, 2013