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He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, where he performed from 1995 to 2002, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Elf (2003), Kicking & Screaming (2005), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Semi-Pro (2008), and Land of the Lost (2009). He founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007 with his writing partner Adam McKay. Other notable film roles include The Other Guys (2010), The Campaign (2012), Get Hard (2015), Holmes & Watson (2018), and the animated films Curious George (2006) and Megamind (2010).

Ferrell is considered a member of the "Frat Pack", a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson. He received an Emmy Award nomination for his work on Saturday Night Live, and three Golden Globe Award nominations for acting in The Producers (2005) and Stranger than Fiction (2006) and for producing Vice (2018). He was also named the best comedian of 2015 in the British GQ Men of the Year awards. Ferrell received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 24, 2015.

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Fourth Season of HART TO HEART to Feature Cynthia Erivo, Andy Samberg, & More

This season, Kevin Hart gathers with a new batch of celebrity guests to dive into hour-long conversations about their life journeys, careers and never-before-heard memories. This season’s guests include industry powerhouses Ben Affleck, George Lopez, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Samberg, Judd Apatow and Niecy Nash.
Review: CASHINO at Birdland Is High-Energy, Nonstop Fun

Susie Mosher (Hairspray) and recording artist John Boswell are Johnny Niagra and Pepper Cole, two desperate, crazy Vegas casino singers. Mosher and Boswell are doing a limited run of Cashino, with a short film followed by a high energy live set featuring crazy, ultra-specific 80s + Broadway mashups. See the last two shows on June 25th and July 30th
Everything Coming to Max in June

Stream The Debuts Of Season Two Of HBO Original Drama Series “House of the Dragon”; HBO Original Comedy Series “Fantasmas”; Max Original Comedy Special “Hannah Einbinder: Everything Must Go”; HBO Original Documentaries “Ren Faire” And “Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple”; And Original Film “Am I OK?”
Natalie Douglas to Present A JUNETEENTH JUBILEE �" THE WOMEN at Birdland

Award-winning vocalist Natalie Douglas will perform her third annual Juneteenth concert, 'A Juneteenth Jubilee – The Women,' at Birdland. Learn more about the performance and see how to purchase tickets.
ELF THE MUSICAL Will Embark on 2024 UK Theatre Tour

After sell-out arena tours and a record breaking two West End seasons at The Dominion, the musical theatre version of the hilarious hit movie ELF will be hitting the road in a handful of the UK's most prestigious theatres. 
Nikki Glaser Adds Second Show At Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Nikki Glaser's 'Alive and Unwell Tour' adds a second show at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall due to popular demand.
Video: Watch Trailer for Dakota Johnson Film AM I OKAY?

AM I OK?, a film that first premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival starring Dakota Johnson, debuts Thursday, June 6 on Max. The cast includes Dakota Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno, Jermaine Fowler, Kiersey Clemons, Molly Gordon, with Sean Hayes and Tig Notaro. Watch the trailer now!
Will Ferrell to Create and Star in New GOLF Comedy for Netflix

Netflix has announced a 10 episode order for the scripted comedy GOLF from Will Ferrell, Ramy Youssef and Josh Rabinowitz. The series stars Ferrell, in his first TV comedy series, as a fictional golf legend. Youssef will play a role as well. 
Video: Watch the New DESPICABLE ME 4 Trailer Featuring Mega Minions

Despicable Me 4 has just dropped a new trailer for the upcoming film in the fan-favorite franchise starring Steve Carell. The trailer features a new look at the characters, including the superweapons 'Mega Minions,' an experiment destined to go wrong. Watch the trailer now!
Listen: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Cast Album is Now Available Digitally

The Original Broadway Cast Album of Gutenberg! The Musical! featuring GRAMMY® Award winners and Tony Award® nominees Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells has been released digitally on Friday, May 3. Listen to the album here!
ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY Celebrates 20th Anniversary With 4K Ultra HD Release

Released in theatres on July 9, 2004, ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY marked the feature directorial debut of Adam McKay and was written by McKay and Will Ferrell, who stars as the titular, mustachioed hero.  The film features a veritable pantheon of comedic talent, including Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Fred Willard, along with a cavalcade of cameos. See the bonus content for the release here!
Video: Watch the New Spot for DESPICABLE ME 4 with Nikola Jokic

Despicable Me 4 has just dropped a new promo spot featuring basketball player Nikola Jokic. In the tongue-in-check video, Jokic is in a therapy session where he reveals his perceived resemblance to the character Gru. Watch the video here! In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favorite supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4. Watch the video here!
GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Original Broadway Cast Album to be Released in May

The Original Broadway Cast Album of Gutenberg! The Musical! featuring GRAMMY Award winners and Tony Award nominees Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells will be released in May.
Video: Watch Trailer for Comedy Special NIKKI GLASER: SOMEDAY YOU'LL DIE

Comedian and actress Nikki Glaser is back in her second hour-long HBO special Nikki Glaser: Someday You'll Die, debuting Saturday, May 11 on HBO and Max. In the special, Glaser dives into a wide range of topics including why she doesn’t want kids, the harsh realities of aging, her sexual fantasies, and plans for her own death. Watch the trailer here!
Birdland Theater Presents the Return of CASHINO

Experience the multimedia cult hit CASHINO at Birdland Theater, starring Susie Mosher and John Boswell.
Interview: Local Spotlight on Emmy Award-Winning News Anchor Tracy Kornet

BroadwayWorld readers know the theater is blessed with talented people who not only perform on the stage but also manage operations behind the scenes. From tech crews, producers, directors, and writers, to publishers, instructors, and dramaturgs, these folks have their own “stage presence” that leans toward the creative side of this craft.
Ava Paris Locknar to Present TALL GIRL SINGING at Birdland Theater

BIRDLAND THEATER will present rising actress and vocalist Ava Paris Locknar in “Tall Girl Singing' this month. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
See Alice Ripley and John McDaniel, JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY & More at Birdland in April

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this April with a full slate of nightly performances! See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets.
Meet the Cast of MARY JANE, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway

The Broadway premiere of Mary Jane, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog, starring Academy Award nominee & Critics Choice Award Winner Rachel McAdams, begins previews on Broadway tonight, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Meet the cast of Mary Jane here!
THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Return to Birdland Jazz Club in April

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present return of Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice”. Learn how to purchase tickets.

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