Will Ferrell’s comedy is both incomparably goofy and totally droll about it, and both sides of his humor kicked in during his guest spot on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He was promoting his hosting spot on this week’s SNL, but also brought along the trailer for his new political comedy with Zach Galifianakis, The Campaign, coming in August.
Ferrell was, of course, one of the best SNL cast members ever, and the silly musical number with Fallon, “Tight Pants,” has the feel of an SNL routine.
But Ferrell’s deadpan reaction to the sketch during the interview was even funnier.
And here’s Ferrell introducing the trailer, with his character in a political race against Galifianakis’. Ferrell’s guy looks a little like John Edwards. Galifianakis’ seems … well, you’ll see, not smart enough to win. Which of course never stoped anyone in real life.