Will FerrellLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 2:04AM EST
SNL, which is still finding its feet when it comes to Trump, was helped by Will Ferrell inspiring the season's best episode yet
Saturday’s episode helped Saturday Night Live “shed its Donald Trump–size burden to find a balance between offbeat humor and topical commentary.”
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 5:55AM EST
SNL’s Jack & Sonya “Commercial Shiot” sketch was based on a real-life couple
Posted Sunday 1/28/18 at 3:52AM EST
Will Ferrell SNL sketch offers the “Next” deodorant for men accused of sexual harassment
“The way I sweat, my regular deodorant wasn’t cutting it anymore," Ferrell says in the fake commercial. "I work hard and I play hard. And something’s coming out about me real soon…because I’m next.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 1:32PM EST
SNL borrowed two old Will Ferrell costumes from a Chicago museum exhibit
The curator of Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications, which is currently hosting “Saturday Night Live: The Exhibit,” packed up Ferrell’s old Spartans cheerleader costume and his Harry Caray suit and sent it to 30 Rock. The outfits were worn by Leslie Jones in Ferrell’s promo for this week’s episode. ALSO: SNL has uploaded a new Ferrell promo with Chris Stapleton, as well as a Ferrell’s 360-degree tour of Studio 8H.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
SNL posts Will Ferrell’s entire eight-minute audition video
Ferrell used his Harry Caray impression and famously played a cat to land a spot on the Saturday Night Live cast in 1995. SNL’s YouTube channel also has a video of the current cast on their favorite Ferrell sketches, plus a cut-for-time “Old Prospector” sketch.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 1:23PM EST
Leslie Jones showcases her Will Ferrell SNL impressions — in a promo with Will Ferrell
Jones expertly took on Ferrell’s impressions of Alex Trebek, George W. Bush and Haray Caray. She even tackled Ferrell's legendary “More Cowbell" impression. ALSO: Michael Che and Colin Jost talked to Seth Meyers about being co-head writers and which sketches they failed to get on air.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 8:13PM EST
Jessica Chastain and Will Ferrell will host SNL later this month
Chastain will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on Jan. 20, joined by musical guest Troye Sivan. Ferrell returns to Studio 8H on Jan. 27 to host for the fourth time since his 2002 departure as a cast member, with musical guest Chris Stapleton. Ferrell previously hosted SNL in 2005, 2009 and 2012.
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
Will Ferrell came up with the Cord & Tish Rose Parade idea, and it took nearly two years to make it happen
Funny Or Die first approached the Tournament of Roses with Ferrell’s idea in early 2016, but it took more than a year and a half to get a deal done because the company was the first new broadcaster in “like 15 years,” says Funny Or Die’s Chris Bruss, who was executive producer of the broadcast, which found a partner in Amazon. Will Cord & Tish return for 2019? “It’s probably too soon to say for sure,” he says. “Obviously we were with the Amazon folks all day on the 1st. They seemed to be thrilled with everything. We’ve had a chance to have a couple good conversations with them since then, as well, and it seems like everybody over at Amazon is super thrilled with just, you know, just creatively how the whole thing came together.”
Posted Sunday 1/07/18 at 3:33AM EST
Amazon is celebrating the one-star negative reviews for Cord & Tish’s Rose Parade coverage
Amazon Prime video released an ad on Twitter showcasing all the hatred and cluelessness directed at Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon’s New Year’s Day stunt.
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 10:49PM EST
Cord & Tish’s Rose Parade coverage resurrected Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon’s unique brand of SNL satire
“Together, they would bounce off each other and push each other to find the weird, sad underbelly of mainstream entertainment,” says Meghan O’Keefe of Ferrell and Shannon's legendary Saturday Night Live sketches. Their Rose Parade performance, she adds, “was funny because it was built around a handful of brilliant, experienced comedians, who were expert improvisers and who all had worked together, for a long time, on America’s premiere live comedy show. All that professional experience gave The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted By Cord & Tish, which was otherwise a huge experiment, a sense of breezy confidence.”
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 7:20AM EST
Many viewers had no idea Amazon’s Cord & Tish Rose Parade coverage with Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon was a joke
The inaugural Cord & Tish event received many one-star reviews by perplexed Rose Parade viewers. “The announcers need to just stop talking!!,” wrote one commenter. “Their inane comments are distracting and irritating.”
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 2:06PM EST
Amazon announces 2018 premiere dates
Cord & Tish’s Rose Parade special, starring Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon, will kick off Amazon's 2018 original programming.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Alec Baldwin is considering bringing his Trump impression to Broadway
Baldwin told Howard Stern this morning that he’s considering a potential play that would be like Will Ferrell’s President George W. Bush play You’re Welcome America.
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 2:00PM EST
Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon will host Amazon’s live Rose Parade coverage as “Cord and Tish”
Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan have been a “longtime hosting duo” who've covered the Rose Parade for 25 years for a local TV station. Amazon announced it is streaming live The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish, reuniting the SNL alums. “Cord and Tish are parade legends, beloved the world over, and it was such a coup for us to steal them away to Amazon Prime Video for their first-ever live-streamed parade,” said Amazon’s Heather Schuster,. “We’re excited to bring Prime members this unprecedented live event from these veteran parade commentators.”
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 2:45PM EST
Hillary Clinton will mark the one-year anniversary of her defeat on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Clinton will be joined by Will Ferrell on tonight’s Late Night.