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More than anything, they revel in these unpredictable, nonsensical left-hand turns that break the movie’s already high degree of absurdity.
"Nothing is more enjoyable for me than when I’m watching a movie or a TV show and there’s that sense that anything can happen," says McKay. "It is the funniest feeling in the world."
Ferrell and McKay, who also run the comedy website Funny Or Die, have both done projects separate of the other, of course. They’re currently finalizing plans for a prison comedy, "Get Hard," starring Ferrell and Kevin Hart, that McKay will produce.
McKay clearly has some interest in expanding his directing work in other directions, but he also, in the course of the interview, suggests to Ferrell that they do another big character like Burgundy, "like 8 on the volume scale."
"I selfishly want to only work with Adam and have him only work with me," says Ferrell. "Yet at the same time, I want other actors, other people to see. I don’t know if people really, truly know how good Adam McKay is."
Says McKay: "People always say, ‘Are you going to do other movies?’ Yeah, eventually. But there’s just never been a moment where us doing movies together hasn’t been fun as hell and totally satisfying."
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