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Will Ferrell

List: The Five Greatest Pratfalls of 2008

By R. Emmet Sweeney A pratfall can be a work of art, a study in disruptive motion, a klutz’s ballet. This choreography of humiliation is perhaps the least garlanded act in contemporary film, as no Oscars will ever be won for kicks to the groin or tumbles down the stairs, regardless of their originality. Only […]

“I thought, eh, I’ll be dead in three years.”

The world in quotes: “This was like three years ago. And I thought, eh, I’ll be dead in three years. So I said OK. And then I didn’t die.”          –Woody Allen on how he ended up directing an opera, at E! Online. “It’s the big action ones or the ones with Will Ferrell. In those […]

Funny or Die: DIY Comedy Takes a Victory Lap

By R. Emmet Sweeney While the Oscar telecast was drawing its smallest audience ever on Sunday night, Will Ferrell’s Funny Or Die Comedy Tour was finishing up its sold-out eight date run with a raucous show at Radio City Music Hall. It was a carnivalesque take on your basic stand-up comedy gig — with glittery […]