Jimmy Fallon does it again, setting up what many consider a hilarious face off between Will Ferrell and the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith, in this epic drum off battle. Although the actor is not actually a drummer, it is that point alone that makes this all the more funny. The Tonight Show host seems to have his finger on the pulse of his fans, as this video went viral once again within 24 hours. Twitter is also going viral with fans chattering about the duo’s performance. Comments such as ‘epic’ and ‘best video ever’ are littering twitters feed, and fans are loving yet another brilliant idea from The Tonight Show‘s Fallon. From the moment they sit down on the couch next to Fallon, the viewer gets the idea that this is the joke, and there is a clever green screen or special effects giving the impression that their are indeed, two Will Ferrell’s. The resemblance is amazing indeed, however that is where the similarities stop, Smith is a renowned drummer in the world of music, and watching the video (below) it is apparent that popular actor is not.
Ferrell came to the media’s attention in the 90’s when he became a member of Saturday Night Live. He has since made a name for himself as an actor, comedian, producer, writer and impressionist. He has starred in hit films such as, Anchor Man, Taladega Nights and Step Brothers to name a few, and also has a new movie coming out, Get Hard. His fans will see the rocker side of him now, as the drum off concludes with the Chili Peppers all coming on stage and jamming Don’t fear the Reaper. The comedian takes an active part in the jam session by playing the cow bell and leaves the drumming to Smith. Will Ferrell may not be a drummer, but in a style all his own he makes the drum off battle an epic skit with his quick wit and comedic genius and the help of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chad Smith. Even Smith cannot keep a straight face, and with them both dressed the same, it is stunning to see how much they look alike, making the skit even more funny as the viewer tries to keep up with who is who.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been around since 1983, and have an abundance of hits under their belts like, Californication their hit from 1999. The band however, probably never thought they would be a part of Twitter and YouTube history, going viral within hours of their debut performance with non-other than Will Ferrell. The Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith, may bear a striking resemblance to the iconic comedian, however in the video (below) it is easy to see just how talented he is as a drummer. He has been with the band since 1988 and has four children who probably think their dad is the coolest ever after this pairing on the drums with the iconic actor. Once again, he world is watching The Tonight Show with rapt attention to see what the next crazy thing will be. For now fans are enjoying the epic drum battle between Will Ferrell and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chad Smith, and it is destined to be a classic.
Opinions by Kristi Cereska