January 6th, 2009
08:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Ferrell taking Bush spoofs to Broadway, HBO

Will Ferrell will take his impersonation of President Bush to Broadway.
Will Ferrell will take his impersonation of President Bush to Broadway.

NEW YORK (CNN) - Will Ferrell, the man who invented "strategery" and other Bushisms, is taking his spoofs of the 43rd president to Broadway and HBO.

The "Saturday Night Live" veteran will star in "You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush" at New York's Cort Theater, with previews in line for Inauguration Day.

The show will take a chronological look at Bush's life - from his college days and time as the governor of Texas to the 2000 race for president and his two terms in office.

Ferrell, who poked fun at the president will his successful impersonations on "SNL," told CNN he likes that Bush "never thinks he's wrong."

"He's arrogant with a school-boy attitude, and combine that with the fact that he is commander in chief - and, unfortunately, it's very funny."

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  1. a disgrace to our country

    Why do we dodge the fact.. this guy is a criminal..

    is it because people..can't admit they put this dumb @$$ in office..

    .. and don't tell me ..we have to respect this President....

    ...HE never earned it!!! .... SO NO RESPECT!!

    January 6, 2009 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  2. Proud American

    Republicans are so hatefull they can't even laugh. Wow what a group.

    January 6, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  3. No Hillary = No Obama

    This is one of SNL's more successful alumi. It's too bad the women of SNL have not enjoyed the extent of this sucess and some of the women have been very talented and funny and they suddenly disappear into oblivion when their run on SNL ends. I wonder why

    January 6, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  4. Will isn't funny as anyone

    I have never found Will Ferrell funny, even when he is trying to be. So maybe he is trying to actually become as famous as that actress Tina Fay did, finally, when she pretended to be Sarah Palin, the vice presidential nominee. By pretending to be Bush, Ferrell must be hoping his acting career will finally take off...well, it helped Tina, didn't it...and she can't act either.

    January 6, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  5. clifford

    Please Will Ferrell run for the senate then the Democratic implosion will be complete!!

    January 6, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  6. Gordon Shumway

    A real dummy playing another dummy! Whoopie!!!

    January 6, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  7. dr.mimi de la cruz

    IT'S FUNNY NOW BUT WHILE WE HAD GEORGE FOR

    PRESIDENT IT WAS NAUSEATING, SAD & SCARY !!!

    January 6, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  8. Buddy Heimbigner

    He's being about as ethical now as he has for the past eight years. See the New York Times OP-ED by Frank Rich in the 01/03/09 Sunday Edition.

    January 6, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  9. jf

    president will his successful. Are you not supposed to have a firm grasp of enligsh with a job as a "journalist".

    January 6, 2009 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  10. david goldman

    WILL WOULD'VE MADE A HELL OF A

    BETTER PRESIDENT THAN GEORGE.

    January 6, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  11. david goldman

    SORRY WILL.

    THE COMPARISON IS AN INSULT TO YOU.

    January 6, 2009 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  12. not a disgrace to our country

    I'm sick of people calling Bush a criminal, get a life, idiots, Congress authorized the wars, I guess we should lock them all up too? You're hopeless.

    January 6, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  13. Breck

    Democratic implosion? LOL. I think you got the parties mixed up.

    January 6, 2009 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  14. chuck

    LAURA BUSH IS TRYING TO MAKE SOME MONEY SO SHE CAN LEAVE THIS MORON BUT SHE IS PART OF THE DEN OF THIEVES.

    January 6, 2009 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  15. He's Back!!!

    @tcm are you related to Jeffrey Dummer

    January 6, 2009 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  16. Reality

    This guy stopped being funny after Old School. What a pathetic attempt to milk Americans for all they are worth. Right up there with the country singers who sold albums about 9/11. Pathetic. I bet the Michael Moore crowd will eat it up.

    And in 2 years you will either work for the state or be unemployed. No making fun of the president then. If you do you will go straight to the gulag, comrade.

    January 6, 2009 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  17. Larry in Houston

    Well Lenny Schmitt, sounds like your going to possibly have to PAY TAXES, according to Obama's Plan.....(anything over 200 k)

    better you, than us....

    January 6, 2009 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  18. Charlize

    Ferrell is hilarious. Bush is pathetic, good food for hilarious actors. I hope Ferrell buries him completely, after the idiot finally leaves office. If the criminal war monger isn't going to jail along with Cheney and the rest of his cronies, at least he should be put publicly to shame as much as possible, and Ferrell is the man for that.

    January 6, 2009 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  19. BUSH BEGONE AND NOW 75% OF AMERICA AGREES, FINALLY!

    Maybe those that voted republican can donate the Obama tax credit you will receive to the deficits that your vote caused and cover the cost of those of us who could see incompetence from the start.

    And no, the shrub has NOT kept us safe, 9/11 happened 9 months into his term. He ignored the daily briefing on his desk in mid-August that was entitled bin Laden likely to strike because he was too busy cutting brush at his ranch in Crawford. Rice and he chose to ignore the Clinton briefings that she sat in during the transition.

    But if it makes you feel better, you can pretend 9/11 was not on his watch, but reality and history will prove otherwise.

    January 6, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  20. john

    Ha I have wanted will farrell to do something like this for years. Bush is such a stooge his comedy show will be a hit.

    January 6, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  21. Paul in SC

    Get lost Ferrell. Political satire is funny if your doing it to Republicans or conservatives but the Dems and libs can't take. What a bunch of whinners.

    January 6, 2009 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  22. Proud American

    not a disgrace to our country January 6th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

    I'm sick of people calling Bush a criminal, get a life, idiots, Congress authorized the wars, I guess we should lock them all up too? You're hopeless.
    ______________________________________________________
    Wow are you a Idiot, which village are you from?

    January 6, 2009 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  23. Proud American

    LOLOLOLOL That has to be the perfect. Your getting paid for making fun of the Idion President. Wow some people have all the luck

    January 6, 2009 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  24. stephen Webb

    Do something else Will! America is tired as hell of Bush! Nobody wants to be reminded of that idiot any longer!

    January 6, 2009 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  25. PA

    How novel! There is someone who respects and will miss Bush!!
    I hope Bush knows how to copy and paste as no one will believe it without seeing it!

    January 6, 2009 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
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