People of the Interwebs, I've decided to do my FIRST-EVER AMA on behalf of my favorite non-profit, Cancer For College. I could have done my FIRST-EVER AMA for lots and lots and lots of things. Movies! My book! My sunscreen! My range of crocodile purses!

But, this World Cancer Day, I wanted to support Cancer for College, which helps provide college scholarships to cancer survivors.

If you want to join me, your support of this important cause could win you THE prize of century – no, not a trip to the Catalina Wine Mixer, but a chance to race golf carts with yours truly, eat a sensible lunch side by side, and maybe make sock puppets. GO HERE:

Donations also guarantee you fun things like signed cowbells and my "Super Sexy Hot Tan" sunscreen.

AMA !!


Edit: Thanks again! Yes, I am Chad Smith.

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Here_Comes_The_King5189 karma

ayy Will, imma need some more cowbell on tha next album, u game?

_WillFerrell4847 karma

Of course! I'm absolutely game, Snoop. I've also got some beats that I want to run by you. I'm warning you now, they're not good.

edit: In fact, I just talked myself out of it. I'm not going to show them to you.

Here_Comes_The_King4631 karma

boats n hoes part 2 uhearme !! we may need 2 climb some trees first

_WillFerrell4722 karma

I got a lot of trees at my house. Eucalyptus, pine and california oak.

TaeyanGdragon2898 karma

Can I be a part of this song. I can play the recorder

_WillFerrell3455 karma

Yes. We do need one recorder on the track.

_WillFerrell4115 karma

It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other. A lot of people think that it's me playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that would be an insult to Chad Smith. The truth of the matter is there is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith.

_WillFerrell3581 karma

I just want everyone to know I'm currently #1 on the Reddit homepage which is amazing, thank you! However, I'm a little bit disappointed because I was led to believe this was for Red Book magazine. Does that magazine even exist anymore?

Cozmo232029 karma

Sorry your AMA got beat out by 9 Valentines day bra and panties sets.

_WillFerrell3170 karma

Typical Red Book.

rozanund3188 karma

Is it weird to you that Elf might be the most important movie in my life?

_WillFerrell3495 karma

No, it's not weird at all. It's normal.

orangejuicemachine3065 karma

then is it weird that Mugatu is my mortal hero and idol in life?

_WillFerrell3720 karma

That one is weird.

thekure233142 karma

I love you. This is sure to get buried since your AMA escalated so quickly, but I need a name for my rock'n'roll band so here goes: Please name my band, whatever you decide, it will mean stardom and fame in the very near future. Plus when people comment, I'll be able to say: "Yeah, Will Ferrell came up with that. For me. Personally."

I will be waiting, restlessly, for your reply

Edit: Give me two months and "Jag Kor Bil" will be playing at every major music festival in the world. If I was a photoshop wiz I would have a logo up and running by now. Thank you Mr. Ferrell, you are my hero.

Edit 2: Logo by /u/just_a_fool_here and Logo by /u/vleesbanaan. Not exactly what I had in mind, but nice thought!

Edit 3: Album art by /r/uThusSpokeDrew. Edit 4: posted wrong link for artwork, woops.

_WillFerrell3693 karma

Thank you so much for this opportunity. I have always had a name for a band in my head that I've never been able to give to anyone. So I will give it to your band. The name of your band is...Jag Kor Bil. The first word is pronounced "ya" (the g is silent), the next word is pronounced "shore" and the final word is pronounced like it's spelled. And it means, "I drive car."

Yellowcervelo3100 karma

Will, I would like to thank you for everything you do for cancer survivors. I was awarded a scholarship from Cancer for College last year. That scholarship helped me continue my dream of becoming a physician. Yesterday, I was accepted into medical school!! Please, continue making people laugh and your commitment to helping those with cancer. Peace.

_WillFerrell2911 karma

Thanks for letting us know, that's amazing news! That's why we do this. Please continue to check in with us so we can follow your career and success.

TomRalphio3086 karma

Given the fact that Jennifer Lawrence's voice sounds a lot like yours when slowed down, can you take over the Hunger Games franchise? That, and maybe all her future roles?

_WillFerrell3439 karma

I approached the producers of The Hunger Games franchise and asked them exactly about this. They said, "That's a ridiculous proposal for you to think you could take over her role Katniss Everdeen. However, we are thinking about using you to re-voice her for future Hunger Games movies and you will definitely get to star in our Hunger Games McDonald's campaign."

gertron3024 karma

Did Pearl ever follow through on her threats to evict you?

_WillFerrell3583 karma

Yes, she absolutely did. I lived in an abandoned bus for 6 months behind a casino in the City of Commerce. She's a hateful person.

joec_951232894 karma

Were the testicles you rubbed on the drum kit in step-brothers based on your real ones?

_WillFerrell3821 karma

Those were not based on my testicles. However, Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis allowed his balls to be examined for the prosthetic balls to be made.

Side note: Those are, no joke, $10,000 worth of prosthetic balls that you see in that movie.

kvietkus2864 karma

I heard a rumor that you were kicked out of your fraternity at USC for flooding the basement and making the pledges dress like pirates. Can you elaborate?

_WillFerrell3283 karma

This question has come up numerous times and I almost should just lie and say that it's all true. But no, none of that happened. I'm sorry.

btm292851 karma

Step Brothers 2, will it happen?

_WillFerrell3477 karma

Will it happen? Or won't it happen?

tombobbin2803 karma

How often do people come up to you with Ron Burgundy quotes, or any other movie quotes?

_WillFerrell3748 karma

Zero times. It has never happened. Sadly I'm still waiting for it to happen.

chumanfoo2755 karma

Is there any movie role, outside of comedy, that you wish you could have landed?

_WillFerrell3850 karma

Yes. It was down to me or Tobey Maguire for Spider-Man and they harshly told me I was too fat for the suit. That having been said, every time I watch Spider-Man I still think I was the better actor for the role.

_WillFerrell2628 karma

Thanks everyone, unfortunately I have to go. Thanks for all the great questions and comments and submitted photos of cat print t-shirts.

We're almost at our goal of $100,000 donations to Cancer for College! Please be generous this World Cancer Day, it will help a lot of cancer survivors realize their dream of a college education. Donate here:

Stay classy, Reddit.

Also, I'm trying to build a time machine and I'm almost there. If anyone knows the final steps, please find a way to reach me.

indifferentmeh2597 karma


_WillFerrell3214 karma

Thank you so much and tell your daughter: Yes, I actually ate syrup on spaghetti. Multiple takes, multiple times.

FrozenBeetroot2499 karma

Hi Will, thanks for doing this AMA!

My Swedish friends bring up the fact that your wife is Swedish every time we watch one of your movies. What do you hate most about Sweden?

_WillFerrell3796 karma

There's a lot to hate about Sweden. Beautiful people, the high cheek bones, the fact that every person speaks better english than we do and the durability and great warranty plans on a brand new Volvo.

jwalker162469 karma

What life advice do you have for us redditors?

_WillFerrell3558 karma

Absolutely nothing, you guys seem to be doing great and seem to have a real good handle on things.

rozanund2356 karma

What the fuck were you doing to Jimmy Fallon in those hot tub sketches?

_WillFerrell3229 karma

I believe I was trying to touch him somewhere in the area.

Idleworker2352 karma

Will Ferrell, what is love?

_WillFerrell3448 karma

Love is a complicated thing to figure out. I don't know if anyone ever will. I know this much: I love lamp.

50percentJoe2246 karma

Dear Mr Ferrell, my younger brother just wants your opinion on his kitten shirt.

_WillFerrell3180 karma

Let me start by saying the kitten shirt is great. But more importantly, that's how you're supposed to pose in a kitten shirt. Your brother nailed it.

PrinceWilliam132069 karma

Cheez-its or Cheese Nips?

Please. We need to know.

_WillFerrell3588 karma

How dare you. Cheese Nips are racist.

edit: Sorry for my reaction. Cheese Nips was my stripper name and it brings back bad memories.

april819722010 karma

So how cool/weird is it that you're now a Lego minifigure?

_WillFerrell2977 karma

It is fantastic to have my own Lego of President Business/Lord Business. Now my children actually will talk to me. Prior to this moment, they really wanted nothing to do with me. And that's not a joke.

elsombrerocubano1972 karma

Favorite place to eat in San Diego?

_WillFerrell3390 karma

My favorite place to eat, but more importantly drink, in San Diego is the Blind Lady Ale House in gorgeous Normal Heights.

My number 2 place to eat in San Diego is the Cinnabon at the airport.

jlee18111943 karma

Hey Will, is there any way we could get more cowbell?

_WillFerrell2991 karma

Yes there is! If you donate $400 to Cancer for College at you will get a signed cow bell...Signed by me, Will Ferrell.

musicus771938 karma

What was the craziest hollywood party you've ever been to?

_WillFerrell3087 karma

Craziest Hollywood party was probably at the house of Dave Coulier right at the height of the Full House madness. This would've been '92. I was 2 years out of college.

Gerlad231903 karma

Was Derek zoolander's magnum look as beautiful in real life as it was on the big screen?

_WillFerrell2929 karma

Unfortunately it was a closed set. At that point in time, the look was considered too powerful to be around so only essential crew and safety people were allowed on set. So...I could only imagine what it was like in person.

ThatRooksGuy1848 karma

Just wanted to say thank you for the AMA, and the amazing scholarship you are creating. A close friend of mine was just diagnosed with severe carcinomas and is only a sophomore in college. You're awesome for all that you do, so thank you!

_WillFerrell2439 karma

Thank you for your kind words! Please give my love and support to your friend in his fight against this horrible disease. If your friend is looking for extra support with his college education, please visit They'll do everything they can to help.

Turetto1784 karma


Just worked up a major sweat watching Cops. Did you catch today's rerun?

_WillFerrell2506 karma

Yes I did and I am drenched in sweat as well. In fact, what is it about watching Cops that gets you so sweaty? I'm glad I'm not the only one. I mean, I don't know about you but I feel like I'm a part of every episode.

GeezerMuldoon1548 karma

What type of vitamins do you take?

_WillFerrell2566 karma

I take a multivitamin, vitamin C, flaxseed oil (not really a vitamin), fish oils with omega 3 (not really a vitamin) and vitamin b12. Which reminds me, I ran out of vitamin b12. I have to get some more vitamin b12.

Intheweeds4now1401 karma

Favorite sandwich please.

_WillFerrell2174 karma

Underwood deviled ham in a pita pocket.

RD12071388 karma

Hey Will Thanks for doing this AMA

I love SNL, and was just wondering, what was your favorite skit that you were a part of? Also who was your favorite cast member to work with?

_WillFerrell2528 karma

I will say that off the top of my head, the two favorite sketches that I was a part of had to have been the Harry Caray space show with Jeff Goldblum and, of course the cowbell sketch with Christopher Walken.

My favorite cast member to work with was Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

hans_useless1353 karma

Who did come up with that hypnotizing headshake in A Night at the Roxbury?

_WillFerrell1923 karma

I don't know exactly. I think it was Chris Kattan and myself just acting stupid in my apartment when we wrote that sketch for the Groundlings show that we were in at the time. It's also what happens when the beat of any Haddaway song hits your ear.

ashhole10191277 karma

Will what can us loyal fans expect from you next?? Can you give us a hint as to a project you may be working on right now??

_WillFerrell2854 karma

I can give you more than a hint. I can just flat out tell you. I will be starting a movie in March with Kevin Hart in which he helps me get ready to go to prison.

zobodohtar1176 karma

Is alien pipe smoking a thing and how do I join?

_WillFerrell2455 karma

Yes, clearly it's a thing. I posted a picture with me holding a pipe smoking alien.

Second answer to your question: Go to your favorite pipe store, buy a couple of reasonably priced pipes (nothing too fancy) and then drive into the desert and look for aliens. It's actually pretty easy. Don't over think it.

deadspell181135 karma

Does Mark Wahlberg smell nice?

_WillFerrell2239 karma

Yes, it goes without saying. His scent is a pleasing combination of vanilla and leather.

Nemzo1036 karma

Are you a wizard?

_WillFerrell2190 karma

No, unfortunately I'm not. I have attempted to be a wizard on several occasions. I studied for about a year and a half at Ansontolliver's Wizard wasn't a full year and a half. At the conclusion of which, Anson pulled me aside and said, "I don't want you to waste any more of your money with me. I think it's best for me to let you know you don't have what it takes to be a wizard." And for however sad I was on that day, I respect Anson so much for giving me the straight talk.

b33fm8938 karma


_WillFerrell2128 karma

Well, according to Top Industry Butts Magazine we all know Bill Gates has held the top spot for 3 years running.

RedDamocles876 karma

Scale of 1-10 how much fun did you have doing anchorman 2? Especially during the blind part.

_WillFerrell1640 karma

On a scale of 1-10 I would have to give it a perfect 10. Playing blind was particularly fun, especially the fact that Ron is the most petulant blind person you'll ever come across.

Thousands_of_Spiders821 karma

So far as animal print is concerned, which do you feel is superior: Gator or cat?

_WillFerrell1318 karma

Do you mean like a tapestry? Or an animal print on a t-shirt?

Thousands_of_Spiders331 karma

I was thinking shoes, but tapestries are nice. Let's go with tapestries.

_WillFerrell535 karma

I guess I would go with cat, even though if I could choose separately anyone that I know loves a good zebra skin pattern.

Ericzander794 karma

Do you and John C. Reilly do activities together in real life?

_WillFerrell1855 karma

Yes. Often times we build model sailing ships and go to the park and sail them. We also like to hunt cats with bb guns, which I know is not a craft.

DefendPop_Punk736 karma

What is something no one knows about the great and funny Will Ferrell??

_WillFerrell1848 karma

That I am "left-handed" ...however, I do all sports right-handed. So when people find that out, they're like, "Hey, whaaat?"

EmeraldIsler699 karma

Ahh damn, I forgot about the AMA...going to get buried at the bottom of the pile :( but just incase... how effective is sex panther on women?

_WillFerrell1353 karma

Not that effective. And a word to the wise, do not try to sneak Sex Panther by TSA officials. They don't appreciate it.

JSteggs635 karma

What's your favorite color?

_WillFerrell1486 karma

My favorite color is blue.

mortzman619579 karma

hi will love your work especially anchorman and stepbrothers, i was wondering How much time did your juggling scene in the us office take to learn ?

_WillFerrell997 karma

I can't remember specifically how long it took, it was just something we probably shot, due to the nature of the show and how fast it moves, 3 or 4 times and then that was it. But I do appreciate that you are a fan of fake juggling.

duh_new_guy487 karma

How did you get involved with Cancer for College?

_WillFerrell949 karma

No idea. But I'm pretty sure it's explained here:

ImPrettyDumb125 karma

Yayy! Buried question time. How was your visit to Milford, CT? I found out a day late and was upset about missing a Ron sighting.

_WillFerrell219 karma

Ron had a great time. He's now looking for property in Milford. If you know anything, he's looking for a two bedroom condo with a brick chimney. I don't know what he means by that.