Will Ferrell Accepts Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Drum Challenge — But There’s One Stipulation
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ skin smasher Chad Smith and movie and TV funny man Will Ferrell look strikingly similar. Jokes about the two men being the same person were abundant after the Super Bowl 48 halftime show.
In a Reddit AMA last week, Ferrell joked that he is actually Chad Smith.
“A lot of people think that it’s me playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that would be an insult to Chad Smith. The truth of the matter is there is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith.”
In response, Smith released an Instagram video requesting Ferrell stop impersonating him and challenged the actor to a drum battle. Ferrell accepted — under one condition.
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Ferrell then released a statement on the prize page announcing that one lucky donator will get to join Ferrell at the drum smashing showdown.
“Hello people of the interwebs, it’s Will Ferrell.
If you’re interested in winning the most amazing prize in the history of mankind while helping out a great cause, keep reading. If not, please take a moment to throw your computer in a lake.
For just a small donation to help my favorite charity Cancer For College, you’ll be entered for a chance to join me at… wait for it… our big Desert Showdown in beautiful Palm Springs, California on March 3 & 4. At the event, I will not only show you how to play golf (if you are at all interested), but we might possibly race golf carts, make sock puppets and enjoy a sensible lunch together with only the finest bottled water.
In addition, you will receive tickets to our Desert Smash Celebrity Tennis event that will feature some of the biggest names in entertainment and professional tennis. Other cool people who are scheduled to participate include Kevin Spacey and Novak Djokovic.
To re-cap: You. Me. Grass. A gentle breeze and some balls. The whole shebang. The prize includes flights from wherever you are in the world with accommodations for you and a friend too at the world-famous La Quinta Resort. There is no physical way you can get a better prize than this. We’ve done the research. It’s science.
Stay classy folks and enter often!”
To enter for a chance to join Will at the Big Desert Showdown, and donate to Cancer for College, click this link. Ferrell is only $60K short of his goal and the contest has been live for half a day.
Humor conquers all.
[via Funny or Die]