Will Ferrell has joked that he felt like Adam McKay's butler when they wrote the Anchorman sequel.
The US funnyman, who reprises his role as newscaster Ron Burgundy, also co-wrote the film with the director and quipped that Adam had the bulk of the writing duties.
"I type, I get him coffee, I'm somewhat like his valet. I make sure that his laundry and shirts are pressed. That's how we work," he joked.
But he added: "I usually do a lot of it, and we ping-pong things back and forth."
Will - who was reunited with his co-stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate - admitted that filming the comedy sequel wasn't a barrel of laughs.
"We're being funny on camera and then in between takes, there's a lot of tension, a lot of screaming at each other. It's very dramatic," he said.
And he revealed there was some corpsing on set.
"When Ron gets punched and he's crying like a little baby, there was some corpsing that day," he recalled, adding: "I was crying myself just because I knew they were laughing so they started making me laugh."
But he said the cast and crew were satisfied with the finished film, saying: "We made it. I think we're all very excited and thrilled. We feel very good about the movie, we think it's very funny, poignant and satirical."
:: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is in cinemas now.