The comedy icons hit the road to meet fans and talk about their roles as rival candidates who will stop at nothing to win an election.
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis hit the campaign trail today at The Grove in Los Angeles, joking with fans and fielding questions at a press conference that focused on their roles as out-of-control political rivals in the irreverent new comedy “The Campaign.” The event launches an 11-city whistle-stop tour of public appearances that will travel the two across North America from now until Tuesday, July 31.
On the first leg of their tour, Ferrell and Galifianakis will next touch down in St. Louis, later today. On Wednesday, July 18, they appear in Dallas/Ft. Worth and Chicago; on Thursday, July 19, they will campaign in Chicago and Seattle; and on Friday, July 20, in San Francisco. The second leg will then take them to Boston and Toronto on Monday, July 30; and on Tuesday, July 31, appropriately enough, they will wrap with visits to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Among the trip’s highlights, Ferrell and Galifianakis will coach opposing teams in a ferocious tug-of-war contest at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Ft. Worth, Texas, which will later host an advance screening of the film. At Chicago’s famed Wrigley Field, the two will throw out dueling first pitches at the Chicago Cubs/Florida Marlins game and, in Toronto, they will visit Canada’s beloved Hockey Hall of Fame, where their arrival will coincide with the arrival of the also-touring Stanley Cup. In Philadelphia, they will don tricorn hats and attempt to recreate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and finally, in D.C., pose for photos at the U.S. Capitol. Other events will be announced locally.
TRR will keep you posted on their upcoming stop.
“The Campaign” opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 10.