Dave McCary

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Dave McCary
Dave McCary by Gage Skidmore.jpg
McCary in 2017
Born (1985-07-02) July 2, 1985 (age 34)
San Diego, California, U.S.
  • Director
  • writer

Dave McCary (born July 2, 1985) is an American filmmaker and a co-founder of the sketch comedy group, Good Neighbor. He currently works as a segment director for Saturday Night Live.[1]

Early life[edit]

McCary lived with his childhood friend, Kyle Mooney while Mooney attended the University of Southern California.[2] It was there that McCary met future Good Neighbor members Nick Rutherford and Beck Bennett.


Good Neighbor[edit]

In 2007, McCary came together with Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, and Nick Rutherford to form the sketch comedy group, Good Neighbor.[3] The group received personal acknowledgements from Steven Spielberg and comedian Louis C.K. Prior to landing on SNL, Good Neighbor had just finished filming a Comedy Central pilot, The Good Neighbor Show, that was produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay via their company Gary Sanchez. SNL reportedly had to work with Comedy Central to get them out of their contract so they could join the long-running sketch show.[4] During this time, McCary directed the first two seasons of Epic Rap Battles of History.

Saturday Night Live[edit]

McCary joined Saturday Night Live for its thirty-ninth season as a segment director[5] along with Good Neighbor co-founders, Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett, who joined as featured players, and Nick Rutherford, who joined as a staff writer.[6]


Brigsby Bear[edit]

In 2017, McCary directed comedy-drama film Brigsby Bear produced by The Lonely Island. The film stars Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Ryan Simpkins. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017, and was released on July 28, 2017 by Sony Pictures Classics.

Personal life[edit]

McCary has been dating actress Emma Stone since 2017.[7]


  1. ^ "Director on SNL". Archived from the original on 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  2. ^ Bell, Diane (2013-02-10). "'SNL' season opens with local talent". Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  3. ^ "Good Neighbor founded in 2007".
  4. ^ "SNL Comedy Central".
  5. ^ "Director on SNL". Archived from the original on 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  6. ^ "SNL's new featured players 2013".
  7. ^ https://people.com/movies/sag-awards-2019-emma-stone-dave-mccary-rare-appearance/

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