Will Ferrell and Chad Smith

Chad Smith and Will Ferrell are famous for different reasons, but they’ve also been famous, for a minute, for looking exactly like each other. They took that whole celebrity-resemblance thing to its natural conclusion last month with their Tonight Show drum-off. But now they’re pushing the joke way beyond where it needs to go, jointly challenging Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to another drum-off. (No announcements have been made, but it seems safe to assume that this will also happen on The Tonight Show, because Lorne Michaels.) The joke here is that Ulrich also looks like Smith and Ferrell, even though he doesn’t, and the whole thing just seems like bored millionaires wanting attention at this point. Here’s Ulrich’s statement accepting the challenge:

It was a little lonely on the sidelines during the first drum-off, given the somewhat forced nature of the lookalike element between Chad Smith and Will Ferrell, when I’m TRULY the one carrying that dead-ringer gene around! As for any further drum-offs, I’m sure that with a bit of practice, I could give Chad a run for his money. But Will? That’s a whole different story. He rules the “bad-ass drummer universe.” I mean, you’re talking about a guy who’s so next level, actually, so beyond next level, that he may just be completely unreachable! That said, I’m definitely up for the challenge…Bring it on!!!

(via SPIN)

Can we shut this whole thing down now? Please?

Comments (23)
  1. Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed. This is harmless goofery.

  2. it died once and for all on the third exclamation mark

  3. Sure, it may not be funny anymore, but if they take it far enough, it will.

  4. surprised Ulrich isn’t suing them for the rights to something.

  5. “…because Lorne Michaels.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA!! That’s some hilarious syntax! Where’s the beef?!!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…*wipes tear* Oh, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!! Remember that?!

    Seriously, stop it.

  6. Seriously?! I used to love this blog but you guys have become almost as bad as the pretentious hipsters that write for Vice. If you paid any attention to this, these guys are doing all of this to raise money for Charity. “Bored Millionaires that want attention”? How about millionaires that are doing something to give back while fun doing it? These guys are utilizing their fame and talent to help people which a concept that Tom Breihan, Sterogum and Spin obviously aren’t familiar with.

    Fuck you and your stupid, snotty, pretentious, meaningless blog. I’m sick of your bullshit. You just lost a long time reader and one time fan.

  7. If anything they should find a way to incorporate Mark Lanegan.

  8. Am I crazy or do these guys look like Charlie Watts?

  9. Tom: UGH THESE PEOPLE ARE SO ANNOYING

    *goes back to listening to non-stop Young Thug and Migos*

  10. Hey, Tom…

    Hating on Lars is childish, antiquated, and you’re only making yourself look like a giant douchebag.

  11. Tom ‘Above Dis Shit” Breihan

  12. Hey, let’s throw in ?uestlove, Matt Cameron and Zack Hill for the hell of it.

  13. If Neil Peart looks like them, the joke ends.

  14. i’m just waiting (hoping) for the inevitable involvement of dave grohl

  15. Someone needs a hug.

  16. This needs to be metioned more: Chad Smith’s full name is Chadwick Gaylord Smith…

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