Adam McKay was born April 17, 1968. He is an American writer, director, actor and comedian. McKay originally auditioned for the popular American pop-culture comedy show 'Saturday Night Live' to be an onscreen performer, but was rejected as an actor. However, producers were...Read more impressed by his comedic writing skills and offered him a job as writer from 1995 to 2001, including three seasons as head writer. Though McKay was never officially hired as an actor on SNL, he had a recurring role as an obnoxious audience member named "Keith" who would often shout insults at the celebrity hosts during their opening monologue. After leaving SNL, he teamed with comedian Will Ferrell to write the feature films Anchorman (2004), Talladega Nights (2006), and Step Brothers (2008) which he also produced.