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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he do...
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Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he doesn't like the ending.

Ferrell returns to film this summer in the adventure comedy "Land of the Lost," a big-screen remake of the 1970s TV series.
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  • NBC orders comedies 'Bad Judge,' 'Mission Control,' 'One Big Happy'

    NBC orders comedies 'Bad Judge,' 'Mission Control,' 'One Big Happy'
    NBC stocked up on comedies Friday, picking up the pilots “Bad Judge,” “Mission Control” and “One Big Happy.”  In “Bad Judge,” Kate Walsh (“Private Practice”) stars as a tough and uncensored Los...
  • NBC To Shift 'Blacklist' To Thursdays As Peacock Works To Extend Dominance In 2014-2015

    NBC said it would shift its freshman hit "The Blacklist' from its Monday-night roost to Thursdays as part of its plan for the 2014-15 TV season, a bid to bring new life to an evening the Peacock once dominated but on which it has fallen short in recent...
  • Tony Awards Go Global with Live Broadcast in More Than 30 Countries

    Matching the increasingly international reach of Broadway fare, the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast live in more than 30 countries around the world. With a starry cast of presenters and performers led by Hugh Jackman, this year's kudofest...
  • Weekend preview: Love thirsty, hungry for meatloaf!

    Weekend preview: Love thirsty, hungry for meatloaf!
    When Cinema Paradiso Hollywood on Saturday unveils a new monthly gathering aimed at the nexus of local music and film called CineMusique, it will shine the spotlight on a performer who has always had a cinematic bearing. A showcase of local musicians,...
  • Shipp shaping up to be soccer star

    Shipp shaping up to be soccer star
    Harry Shipp, the amazing hometown rookie on the Chicago Fire being talked about as a possible Major League Soccer rookie of the year, had a favorite movie growing up as a kid in Lake Forest: "Kicking & Screaming," starring Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall...
  • A Look Inside the Weird World of Tim and Eric's Abso Lutely Prods.

    As film majors at Temple U., future Abso Lutely Prods. co-founders Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (aka "Tim and Eric") were already on the fast track to becoming a comic force with which to be reckoned. "We kind of bonded, started making videos...
  • NBC builds up 'Blacklist,' scales down comedy ambitions

    NBC builds up 'Blacklist,' scales down comedy ambitions
    NBC has come to an important realization: Comedy isn't always pretty. In the 2014-15 schedule unveiled Sunday morning, the network backed away from its aggressive Thursday night comedy block after years of sub-par ratings. Instead, starting in...
  • Kathy Griffin Talks Twitter Threats at Groundlings Anniversary

    Comedian Kathy Griffin has noticed an interesting trend in the people who threaten her life on social media. "It's amusing to me that many of Demi Lovato's fans will threaten my life, and if you look at their profile, it says 'hashtag no bully zone,'"...
  • Best College Movies

     
    I haven't seen "Neighbors" yet, but it got a lukewarm review from my daughter and her boyfriend, which surprised me. Anyway, it gave me an excuse to offer my list of the 10 Best Movies About College. I don't claim......
  • Allentown's Amanda Seyfried to be on "The Tonight Show"

     
    Allentown native Amanda Seyfried will be a guest on "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35 p.m. today on NBC. Seyfried is making the rounds promoting the raunchy Western comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West" coming......
  • Interview: Odd jobs made David Koechner a comedic Champ

    Interview: Odd jobs made David Koechner a comedic Champ
    You don't spend nearly a decade in Chicago pursuing a career in improv comedy without working a couple of jobs to sustain yourself — just ask David Koechner. The actor and comedian best known as Champ Kind in the “Anchorman” films...
  • Funny how Funches gets the laughs in NBC's 'Undateable'

    Funny how Funches gets the laughs in NBC's 'Undateable'
    Ron Funches is a comedy assassin. He lurks, like a stealth comic, in the fringes of scenes on his new sitcom, "Undateable." He listens. He reacts. But he stays quiet. Until the perfect moment appears, and, wham, the Chicago-reared comedian...