Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis Bring Their ‘Campaign’ to Philly
By Nicole Finkbiner
This morning, a couple hundred local comedy fans piled onto the Grand Hall Overlook at the Constitution Center to catch a glimpse of Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis who were in town promoting their new movie The Campaign, which hits theaters on Aug. 10.
While waiting for the men of the hour (who arrived fashionably late), fans were greeted by a few surprise guests: three Eagles players including, Jason Kelce and Todd Herremans as well as three Flyers players.
Despite what most were probably expecting, the funnymen didn’t come in character nor did they engage in any mock debate. They also declined one audience member’s request to punch her baby (like in the film’s trailer) even though, as Zach noted, it was a “fine looking baby.”
Instead, the guys just cracked a few awkward jokes while adding their John Hancocks to a commemorative copy of the Constitution in honor of its 225 anniversary. Donning the novelty tricorne hat and a lace collar placed under his chair, Will even took it upon himself to recite some of the document for everyone.
“This is really long,” he said after getting about two sentences in.“Do I have to read the whole thing?”
Later, the former SNL star elicited boos from the crowd after taking a jab at the Flyers (“who didn’t make the Stanley Cup”), prompting Zach to start a “Go home Will” chant.
All in all, it only felt like five minutes before the hilarious duo were bidding Philly adieu.
Oh, but what a glorious five minutes it was.