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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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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.

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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.

Kennedy Center Teams Up With Netflix To Stream Mark Twain Prize


The Kennedy Center collaborates with Netflix to stream the Mark Twain Prize, and sets the cast. Get the latest updates on this exciting partnership and the star-studded cast lineup. This year's program will feature a cast of leading performers, including Dave Burd aka “Lil Dicky,” Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon, Tiffany Haddish, and more.

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Barbie the Movie: In Concert is hitting the road this summer! The tour kicks off on July 2 in Tampa, FL. Check out the full list of dates here!

Orlando Leyba, Matt Kirshen, And Harrison Greenbaum Highlight March 2024 Lineup At The Comedy Cellar


Catch the laughter at the Comedy Cellar at Rio Hotel & Casino in March 2024 with performances by Orlando Leyba, Matt Kirshen, and Harrison Greenbaum.

Ryan Gosling Will Perform 'I'm Just Ken' at the Oscars


Ryan Gosling is officially bringing Ken to the Oscars. The La La Land actor, nominated for his role in Barbie, will be performing the film's 'I'm Just Ken' at this year's Oscars. The Mark Ronson-produced power ballad is also nominated for Best Original Song, as is 'What Was I Made For?' by Billie Eilish.

BWW Q&A: Bruce McCulloch on Tales of Bravery and Stupidity at Brampton On Stage/LBP Brampton


BroadwayWorld sat down with Bruce McCulloch to talk about his show Tales of Bravery & Stupidity, coming up at the Lester B. Pearson Theatre on March 9th.

RORY SCOVEL: RELIGION, SEX AND A FEW THINGS IN BETWEEN Special Coming to Max


The Max Original stand-up comedy special RORY SCOVEL: RELIGION, SEX AND A FEW THINGS IN BETWEEN, from comedian, actor, and writer Rory Scovel, is coming to Max. The special is executive produced by Conan O'Brien and Conaco. Watch the video trailer now!

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL Will Release a Cast Recording This Spring; Recoups Investment


Gutenberg! The Musical! will release a cast recording! After taking their final bows on the stage of the Jones Theatre, Josh Gad  and Andrew Rannells step into the studio to record the upcoming Original Broadway Cast Album. The album will be released this spring on Center Stage Records and Yellow Sound Label.

Video: Watch the DESPICABLE ME 4 Trailer


Watch and share the new video trailer for DESPICABLE ME 4. The film features the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Pierre Coffin, Joey King, Sofia Vergara, Stephen Colbert, Miranda Cosgrove, Chloe Fineman, Steve Coogan, Chris Renaud, Dana Gaier, and Madison Polan.

THE COLOR PURPLE, MAESTRO & More Nominated For SAG Awards - Full List of Nominations!


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Bill Burr Adds Second St. Louis Show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre


Bill Burr announces additional St. Louis show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on March 22.

Jonathan Bailey, Jon Batiste & More to Present at Golden Globes


Presenters for the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards include: Amanda Seyfried, America Ferrera, Andra Day, Angela Bassett, Annette Bening, Ben Affleck, Daniel Kaluuya, Don Cheadle, Dua Lipa, Elizabeth Banks, Florence Pugh, Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias, Gabriel Macht, George Lopez, Hailee Steinfeld, Hunter Schafer, Issa Rae, and more.

MARY JANE Starring Rachel McAdams Sets Opening Date at Manhattan Theatre Club


Mary Jane, starring Rachel McAdams, has set its opening night date of April 23, following previously announced previews that begin on April 2 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The limited run will continue through June 2 and we've got the history of the show, info on ticketing and more.

THE COLOR PURPLE, MAESTRO Nominated For MUAHS Guild Awards


The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) has announced nominations for the 2024 MUAHS Guild Awards. The MUAHS Awards represent a spectrum of outstanding achievements in 23 categories of make-up and hair styling artistry in motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and live theater.

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