Live With Kelly: Will Ferrell “The Campaign” Interview


Live With Kelly: Will Ferrell Birthday

Actor and comedian Will Ferrell recently celebrated his birthday on July 16, so when he joined Kelly and Michael on “Live With Kelly” July 24, the hosts wished him a happy belated birthday. Will then wondered, “where’s my present?” Luckily, they had some hand sanitizer and Altoids on hand for make-shift gifts!

Will told Kelly and Michael that he celebrated his birthday with friends and family at a barbecue at his home. Although they didn’t have cake, they did have an ice cream truck come by with handmade ice cream sandwiches. Will said the company is called Cool Haus– and he now expects a lot of money from them for the plug!


Will Ferrell: Medieval Times

Will Ferrell The Campaign: Live With Kelly

Will Ferrell discussed "The Campaign" on "Live With Kelly" July 24. (Allen Berezovsky /

Will has three sons with his wife, Viveca Paulin; an eight-year-old, a five-year-old, and a two-year-old. Will pointed out how over-the-top children’s birthday parties have become. He said that he and his wife rebel against things such as party gift bags. He tells the kids, “your gift bag is a slice of cake– now get out!”

His five-year-old has already decided that he wants his next birthday party to be held at Medieval Times. Even though his birthday is not until December, he asks every day. Michael had never experienced Medieval Times, so Kelly explained: it’s a show put on by costumed knights, kings, and queens, involving horses, jousting, and a Medieval feast. You get to eat a turkey leg with your bare hands. Will wanted to go right then and there, with the entire audience!


Will Ferrell: “The Campaign”

Will’s next film is the upcoming comedy The Campaign, which also stars Zach Galifianakis. Will said that he has been a big fan of Zach’s for a long time, and they had been hoping to work together. He also said that it was a lot of fun to spoof the current state of politics, which Will described as “insane.”

Will’s character is named Cam Brady, and he is a four-time Congressman who has remained unchallenged. However, after an “ethical gaff” puts him at a disadvantage, he faces his first opponent in Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), who decides to run against him.

Kelly, Michael, and Will then watched a clip from The Campaign, in which Cam is evaluating his falling approval ratings. The film opens in theaters on August 10, so don’t miss it!


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