Since facing off in an epic drum duel on The Tonight Show back in 2014, real-life doppelgängers Will Ferrell and Chad Smith have forged a real-life friendship. Last year, the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer made a surprise appearance at a concert benefiting Ferrell’s Cancer For College charity. Now, they’re joining forces once more, this time to throw their very own quinceanera. Yes, you heard that read right.
Set for April 29th at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium, the Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera will be hosted be hosted by Ferrell and musically curated by Smith. The quinceanera will include performances from Smith’s own Red Hot Chili Peppers along with other musical acts and comedians to be announced. Update: Saturday, March 12th at 9:35 a.m. CT: Devo, Jim Gaffigan, and Nick Offerman will also appear at the event.
In a statement, Ferrell said, “I have only one great regret in life and it’s that I never actually celebrated my quinceanera. I’d like to think it was just a simple oversight by my mother, but there has been a void inside me for many years. Growing up on the mean streets of Irvine, California, I have vivid memories of all my friends celebrating their quinceanera. Well, on April 29th at the Shrine Auditorium, with Red Hot Chili Peppers and a bunch of other really talented comedians and musicians by my side, we are going to right that wrong, and everyone is invited.”
Proceeds from the quinceanera will benefit Cancer For College and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit organization founded by Smith’s Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmate Flea.
Below, revisit Ferrell and Smith’s aforementioned drum-off, and cross your fingers they’ll hold a rematch during next month’s quinceanera.