January 6th, 2009
08:00 PM ET
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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. mary the clerk

    Dear Jesus freaks and fox news watchers....guess what?

    you lost!!!

    it's our world now, get use to it repubes

    Obama is gonna rock your world!!!!

    January 6, 2009 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  2. New Yorker

    Anyone who mocks their own President in the way Ferrell does is a disgrace to ones country and only serves to encourage disrespect for the U.S. and encourage the terrorists. This guy is disgusting and a horrible example for our youngsters. All you folks who enjoy him are just as foolish.

    January 6, 2009 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  3. jnkekoa

    Although Will Ferrell is frankly talent-free, and his "impression" of W. was ridiculously poor, that in itself was somehow fitting, since W. himself is even worse at, it appears, everything.

    January 6, 2009 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  4. Norom

    Jen, Cali
    You know who else is still around?-the guy responsible for the World
    Trade Towers- thanks to the incompetence of your boy Bush. The last 8 years have been a joke, and Ferrell is trying to make money off it. It probably should be called a reality show however.

    January 6, 2009 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  5. musub@yahoo.com

    This is so fitting: George Bush's greatest Presidential accomplishment? Serving as national comic relief for 8 years. Unfortunately, given the extent of his distruction, I wish his entire tenure was just a joke. Unfortunately, we will have to live with the results for generations. I wonder how all the bozos who voted for him feel now? Hopefully their all eager to help Bush the international criminal serve out his time!!

    January 7, 2009 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  6. sva

    Ferrill is not funny at all – and he is homely to boot. Go crawl under a rock.
    The problems with the Global economy have been brewing since the Carter administration and most recently the Clinton administration when credit criterion controls were opened up to those with low to no income.

    This was further perpetuated and intensified by the "loan sharks" recently giving loans to people who should never have qualified for any line of credit – and were given mortgages.

    It might even be traceable to Nixon getting rid of the backing of our monetary system with GOLD. Money is just paper and the government prints more and devalues our dollar here and abroad.

    January 7, 2009 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  7. Chris in Va.

    @ not a disgrace.....Yes Congress did authorize the invasion of Iraq....the REPUBLICAN controlled Congress, you idiot.

    I don't believe Congress authorized torture though, that was your pals Dumbya and Darth Vader, of which they're so proud.

    January 7, 2009 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  8. Chris in Va.

    @ Pat....pull back firmly using your shoulders and back.....when you hear a loud POP!!! take a deep breath and then feel free to insert your head up your arse again.

    January 7, 2009 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  9. get real dude

    No...he's arrogant with a school- boy IQ..and he was commander in chief?

    January 7, 2009 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  10. Roger

    Will, I would hope you would pay royalties to Bush. You can not have it both ways; mock the man then make money off him.-PS. Your last best movie was ELF...

    January 7, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
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