Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - Preview & competition
Preview by Jack Foley
WILL Ferrell’s hilarious new live show, Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America, will be released on DVD by HBO Home Entertainment on April 26, 2010.
In the show, Ferrell reprises the role of one of his favourite political characters from Saturday Night Live, President George W Bush, assuming the guises of several ‘Ws’ throughout the years, including the ‘cowboy’ Bush, the ‘flight suit’ Bush and the (plain old) ‘suit’ Bush.
Along the way, Ferrell-as-Bush provides an insight into Bush’s childhood, his time at Yale, his stint as a major-league-baseball co-owner, his emergence as a political figure, and his chequered tenure in and (frequently) out of The White House.
Ferrell’s Broadway show, based on his award-winning, critically-acclaimed Saturday Night Live sketches, garnered $5 million in advance box-office, out-sold its eight week run, and attracted A-list attendees.
By referring to Obama as ‘that Tiger Woods guy’, opening the ‘anals of history’ and embarking on an extended, surrealistic riff about training a legion of monkey soldiers, Ferrell-as-Bush ensures that the live audience is kept laughing throughout, earning every single superlative quote from the critics: ‘comic genius’ (NY Times), ‘comedy gold’ (Nuts) and ‘the kind of side-splitting, cathartic laughter that chases away the anger and the blues’ (Vanity Fair).
Packed with exclusive bonus material and from director Marty Callner, who brought us Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger, no aspect of Bush’s life or career is immune from Ferrell’s outrageous brand of political satire.
‘It is with great honour and dignification…’ that HBO presents: Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America.
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Running time: 90mins
UK DVD Release: April 26, 2010