Will Farrell Appears As Anchorman Ron Burgundy On 6 Late Night Talk Shows
In 2004 the movie Anchorman came out and the character of Ron Burgundy was born.
Will Farrell has stepped back into the anchorman’s shoes throughout the years, reprising his role in Anchorman 2 and attending a series of events in character.
In January, he went as far as to launch The Ron Burgundy Podcast, a wide-ranging iHeartRadio Original chat show co-produced by Funny Or Die.
In honor of Season 2 of the podcast Farrell appeared as Burgundy in not one but six late night talk shows on Thursday. Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Cordon and Conan all received special appearances from the Anchorman himself.
Farrell touched on a series of topics throughout his appearances cracking not-so-funny-jokes in true Burgundy fashion.
“I don’t hate technology,” he said on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I went on Ancestry.com, the one where they find out where you’re from. I did the pin prick and the urine sample and the saliva test. Turns out, guess where I’m from? Alcohol!”
During his visit to The Late Show, Farrell as Burgundy explained how he got his degree from Trump University. “I wrote the check and got three degrees,” the character explained. He also told the told Stephen Colbert all about the time he played golf with Donald Trump, where he witnessed the president shoot “90 under par.”
On Late Night With Seth Meyers, he appeared with a “hipster” dummy named JJ, who apparently refused to cooperate during the set.
On The Tonight Show, Shawn Mendes became the target of Burgundy’s jokes.
“We got any Shawn Mendes fans here?” he asked the crowd, immediately telling them after their screams, “Don’t like him, never have.”
On James Cordon‘s show, Burgundy explained how he “hated going to the dentist.” Burgundy said that on his last visit, “I said to my dentist, ‘Hey, is this going to hurt?’ and he said to me, ‘As long as your insurance goes through it won’t hurt.”
The appearances all come to promote the first episode of season 2 of his podcast, which dropped Thursday with guest presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris.