Doppelgangers Chad Smith + Will Ferrell Announce Benefit Show With Red Hot Chili Peppers
After facing off in that epic drum-off on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon a couple years back, Smith and Ferrell are joining forces once again for an upcoming music and comedy show that will benefit charity. The Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceañera will take place April 29 at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. The lineup will boast both musical and comedic performers, including Red Hot Chili Peppers and a lineup of comedians booked by Ferrell and Funny or Die.
“We had so much fun with Will on the drum off and ultimately getting the entire band together to participate on the Tonight Show,” Smith said in a press release. “So much goodwill came out of one silly joke. We’ve been trying to find another way to get together and do some more good for our respective causes and I think we have found it.”
“I have only one great regret in my life and it’s that I never actually celebrated my quinceañera,” Ferrell joked. “I’d like to think it was just a simple oversight by my mother, but there has been a void inside me for many years. Growing up on the mean streets of Irvine, California, I have vivid memories of all my friends celebrating their quinceañera. Well, on April 29th at the Shrine Auditorium with Red Hot Chili Peppers and a bunch of other really talented comedians and musicians by my side, we are going to right that wrong, and everyone is invited.”
“I’m going to check with my own mother, because I don’t recall any family photos of my own quinceañera either,” Smith added.
Proceeds for the show will benefit two charities chosen by Smith and Ferrell. Smith’s charity is the SIlverlake Conservatory of Music, and Ferrell has selected Cancer for College. The ticket presale launches tomorrow (March 8) at 9AM. The general sale will open on Friday at 10 AM.