Surprised audience get’s sneek peak at Will Ferrell’s new one man broadway show about George ‘W’

November 24, 2008

(ChattahBox) — Will Ferrell is set to take on the role of our soon to be ex president in a Broadway show called “You’re Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush.” The show premieres at the Cort Theatre on West 48th Street in February, but a surprised audience – which included “Juno” star Michael Cera – got a sneak peak of the sketch this week as Ferrell perfected his “strategery” at Los Angeles’ Upright Citizens Brigade theater. (spoiler alert, stop here if you plan to see the show and don’t want to get a preview).

‘A helicopter tether falls from the ceiling and an annoyed ex-president, George W. Bush, is lowered to the stage.’

“I told them to take me someplace interesting. Someone suggested the Island of Manhattan,” he says. “But I didn’t realize that’s just the Indian word for New York City.”

With that, comedian Will Ferrell kicked off a practice run of his two-hour monologue, for the show.  According to folks in the audience, Ferrell jokes about:

* Reducing water-quality standards: “Everyone knows that after calcium, arsenic is the most important ingredient for strong bones.”

* Dick Cheney: “Some say he’s the strongest president we’ve ever had . . . He shot a guy in the face and that guy apologized to him.”

* Drilling in ANWR: “It would give the animals something to talk about.”

* Finding Osama bin Laden: “Kinda dropped the ball on that one.”

* Global warming: “I believe in that about as much as I believe in Bigfoot. Then again, I believe in Bigfoot about 80 percent, so I guess that’s pretty real.”

* The Geneva Convention: “The laws that will govern us when we colonize the moon.”

* The contested 2000 presidential election and Al Gore’s retracted concession: “That kind of p – ssed me off, since I had already taped my M-80s [fireworks] to my superhero action figure.”

According to the NY Post, beyond the one-liners, Ferrell’s portrayal of Bush was said to be surprisingly touching, as in moments when he mused about the members of the military who had died.

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


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