• Even Ron Burgundy is starting a podcast, but first picks Twitter fight with Don Lemon

    Ron Burgundy is coming back with his own podcast—and the fictional character popularized by Will Ferrell is already in a Twitter feud with CNN’s Don Lemon. There are conflicting reports if Ferrell will be reprising his role as the iconic Anchorman character on the iHeartRadio Podcast Network. Episodes of The Ron Burgundy Podcast will be available starting in 2019. The new podcast was announced on Twitter through the show’s account

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    Turner Classic Movies, with host Greg Proops, launch Salute to Slapstick, offer online college course

    Turner Classic Movies will launch a salute to slapstick comedy – that beloved but often critically disrespected comedy sub-genre – on Sept. 6 with comedian Greg Proops enlisted as host. Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick will air every Tuesday and Wednesday during September and will feature 56 films focusing on the likes of slapstick originators Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton to contemporary greats like Will Ferrell. The series will take

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    Will Ferrell: Down with fraternities and Greek life!

    Question: What do fraternity brothers love more than crushing aluminum cans on their foreheads and shoving pine cones up new pledges’ rectums? Answer: A very good guess would be Will Ferrell movies. After all, it’s hard to forget Ferrell’s hilariously sloppy, scene-stealing performance in 2003’s Old School, and even easier to understand why the Alpha Epsilon Whoevers might latch on to Ferrell as a sort of beer-bonging icon. Which is

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 101: Chris Rock, Artie Lange, Lena Dunham

    It’s been a long, long time since we’ve recorded a proper comedy news podcast edition of The Laughspin Podcast with Mike Gogel, Laughspin Podcast co-host. But we finally got it together after many one-one-interview episodes I did with the likes of Judd Apatow, Dane Cook, Cameron Esposito, Carly Aquilino and more. Hopefully you guys enjoyed those or if you haven’t listened yet you’ll feel compelled to do so soon! But

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    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg set for Daddy’s Home, four years after The Other Guys

    Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg played unlikely New York City detectives four years ago in The Other Guys and now they’ll be teaming up again—albeit not as partners but as competitors in a flick called Daddy’s Home. Directed by Horrible Bosses 2’s Sean Anders, Daddy’s Home will find Mark Wahlberg as a deadbeat father attempting to regain the love of his children; Ferrell plays the stepfather who now finds his

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    Zoolander 2 is happening with Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell says Mugatu is a part of it, probably

    Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell continue to tease comedy fans with the promise of a Zoolander 2. “We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it,” Ferrell told JoBlo. This is the first big news about the fabled sequel to the 2001 comedy classic since it was announced that The Leftovers’ Justin Theroux might direct and help rewrite the

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    Will Ferrell, Adam McKay bring second ‘Spoils of Babylon’ to IFC

    Will Ferrell’s epic spoof mini-series The Spoils of Babylon will return to IFC for another round The Funny Or Die production will show the latest book-to-screen adaption from fictional author Eric Jonrosh, The Spoils Before Dying. Jonrosh/Ferrell’s monstrous event will premiere in summer 2015 in the form of a six-episode mini-series. Jonrosh will bring a new all-star cast to his production. The Spoils of Babylon flaunted the likes of Val

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    Will Ferrell’s World Cup promise: I’ll bite every German player a la Luis Suarez of Uruguay (Video)

    Under official FIFA World Cup rules, the US national team can bring in a replacement player until injured forward Jozy Altidore can return to the tournament after previously falling prey to a strained hamstring. Team USA may had a special weapon crash the #FanHQ party in Recife, Brazil, where today’s important match against Germany took place. Anchorman 2 star Will Ferrell dropped by the party to let fans this morning

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    Krysten Ritter, Elisha Cuthbert, Kate Walsh headline NBC comedies from Ellen DeGeneres, Will Ferrell

    After canceling a slew of shows today, including cult favorite Community, NBC has picked up the Ellen DeGeneres comedy pilot One Big Happy to series. The multi-camera sitcom will start off as a midseason series with, according to reports, six episodes. Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano (2 Broke Girls) star in the gay-straight comedy about two lifelong best friends, Lizzy (type-A lesbian) and Luke (laid back straight guy) who decide

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    Will Ferrell’s hilarious prom photo on Reddit goes viral

    Will Ferrell, the star of the Anchorman franchise and seemingly countless other box office hit comedies, wasn’t always, the famous megastar he is today. But, as it turns out, he was always a goofball. And the evidence is in this high school prom photo of Ferrell and his date, which has gone viral today thanks to Reddit and Reddit user acidr4in. Along with the caption, “Here is Will Ferrell at

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    Will Ferrell is Bobby Riggs in Battle of the Sexes tennis drama Match Maker

      Will Ferrell is set to play Bobby Riggs in Match Maker, a movie about the legendary “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match in 1973. The drama, likely to have punchlines laced throughout, comes from writer Steve Conrad who also wrote the recent Ben Stiller film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Ferrell is no stranger to sports films or dramas. The Anchorman 2 star played basketball in Semi-Pro and

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    Will Ferrell’s Anchorman 2 ‘No Joke Cut’ trailer arrives (Video)

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Anchorman 2 has released another trailer for another special edition theatrical release! The trailer features Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy as you’ve never seen him before — without jokes — alongside Christina Applegate as Veronica Corningstone. The “No Joke” cut of Anchorman 2 will remove all of the edgy humor that has made Burgundy a quotable cult icon and will transform him into a compelling dramatic character

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    Seth Rogen leads nominees for revived American Comedy Awards

    After seeing people win Emmys, Globes and Oscars, the comedy community will once again get to see the country’s funniest performers accept a “Lucy” on stage! Nominations for the newly-resurrected American Comedy Awards have been announced. NBC announced it would bring back the awards show “to honor all forms of comedy.” The ACA ran from 1987 to 2000 on ABC. Before being discontinued, a final edition was aired on Comedy

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    R rated version of Anchorman 2 hits theaters for one week only

    I know it’s been way too long since we’ve written anything about Anchorman 2. Well, you’re in luck! By now, we’re sure that you’ve seen the long-awaited sequel a dozen times. You might have even bought the $33 super-ticket, bought your favorite newscaster’s favorite brand of scotch, or played the best game on the Internet.. Well now, for one week only, you can see the R-rated version that writer-director Adam

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    Will Ferrell’s production company starts division for female comedies, but does the label help or hurt?

    News surfaced today that Gary Sanchez Productions – that’s Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy – will establish a production division in charge of developing female-centic movies. The new arm of the wildly successful company will be lead by Jessica Elbaum, who’s been with the company for years. Ferrell and McKay had this to say about the move: “When Jessica came to us with this idea, we thought it

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