Not to be outdone by Josh Brolin and his ridiculously dead-on George W. Bush impersonation, Will Ferrell would like to remind everyone that he was the original Dubya. Mr. Ferrell and his partner-in-comedy, director Adam McKay (Step Brothers, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and “The Landlord”), will produce the Broadway show You’re Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush, a solo comedy affair for the former SNL star.
According to Variety, plot details are “sketchy,” though we can’t imagine it’s very hard to figure out what to expect from the show. We’ll take a stab at it: Mr. Ferrell will do his hilarious G.W., stomping around onstage and clearing fake brush while mocking and tearing down whatever is left to tear down about the man after eight years of mockery. And you know what? It’ll still be funny. No one has captured President Bush’s childlike insouciance the way Mr. Ferrell has. It’s a perfect match of man and performer. Plus, we’ve always gotten a kick out of Mr. Ferrell constantly playing the president as perpetually out of breath.
Naturally, previews will start on Inauguration Day, January 20th, ahead of the show’s February 1st premiere at the Cort Theater. Not apparently afraid of the Ides of March, You’re Welcome is scheduled to close its doors on March 15th. This gives you plenty of time to plan your strategery for how to get tickets.