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Will Ferrell Deeply Regrets Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones

Will Ferrell Deeply Regrets Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones
i literally didn't even listen hear your question it's so hot ah say that again hey what's going on everybody for first week feast i'm shawn evans and you're watching hot

ones

it's the show with hot questions and even hotter

wings

and today we're joined by

will

ferrell

he's a comedy icon with a storied career and tv and film that spans decades and he has a new film it's called downhill in theaters february 14th go check it out but first the

wings

of death
will ferrell deeply regrets eating spicy wings hot ones

will

ferrell

welcome to the show thank you thank you sean how do you handle your heat well i enjoy

spicy

food to an extent yeah how about yourself well i i do by vocation i do have to say uh i i do have a a very active ulcer right now so i don't know if that

will

be an issue not at all don't even worry about it great and i should say full disclosure yeah we were supposed to do this interview with

will

and julia louie she's under the weather and you cannot be taken on the

wings

of
death when you're under the weather you know no there's no way there's no way so the interview might be a little funky today yeah we're calling it audible we got we'll do it and we're gonna make it work absolutely okay the classic no big deal delicious no no problem no problem so i'm curious about the production process on downhill the behind the scenes photos they're beautiful same with the trailer i know it was shot in austria but i do have to imagine that
shooting in the slopes like that day in and day out there had to have been some logistical challenges absolutely yeah it was um i mean you know we were shooting most of the movie outdoors you lose the light right around 3 30 4 4 o'clock in the afternoon shooting in the winter time so a lot of 4 35 a.m wake-up calls to get on a huge snow cat to you know to be on the side of the mountain as the sun was rising and it was great it actually we used all the elements to to our benefit uh when paul
rudd was on the show he made an interesting point about how often times the funniest moments in films are

ones

that run up against things that are inherently difficult or sad what's the appeal of a movie like downhill where oftentimes the humor is wrapped up in drama that's very real the humor really comes from the fact that we play very relatable characters everyone's sitting back going oh my gosh that's my husband or that's my wife and and uh and either either fortunately
or unfortunately i've been in that awkward situation and and you kind of at the end of the movie in a beautiful way don't really know what's going to happen with them which i don't think we find in movies a lot of times now nowadays i was hoping you're gonna have a tamale pika oh lucky you that was like christmas morning if what you gave people on christmas morning were hot

wings

yeah yeah she'll be so lucky so beyond skiing i know that you're a huge sports fan and
then you even studied sports broadcasting in college do you remember how you discovered harry carey and then what do you think is his most unique trait as okay sadly the tamale pika that's just number two is already doing a number that's just two i know okay julia left you hanging over here can i just i'm gonna have a little go out here go ahead sorry the question harry something about harry carey so i'm a west coast guy i worked close enough to where my apartment was so i could
drive home for lunch sometimes i would turn the tv on at lunchtime and the cubs are one of the few teams that still does predominantly day games you know outside of the fanatical cub fan you don't really you don't really know who harry carey was and i just couldn't believe the stuff he would say in the middle of the game i remember one time was watching and he was like really getting mad at the cubs picture at the time the guys who was pitching was named heathcliff slocum and he was
like heathcliff welcome on the mound and ball to oh come on if he's throwing hard i'm a and uh just i was like did he just say on on a live broadcast kept watching him and studying him and just as i went down the road it was someone who i decided to try to impersonate yeah well it must have been such a thrill then when you played those five spring training games what was the most thrilling memory from that because i did think it was impressive how you fought off that 92 mile per hour
yes i found i fouled gene machi gma yes probably my highlight was getting to i was playing for the angels at the time in center field and they actually hit a ball to me out there and i fielded it cleanly and hit the cutoff man and it was like textbook textbook all right well you ready to move on not really delicious it's a good plug for fiji fire right mm-hmm well they all get plugs yeah but they don't have to be good

will

oh you know what i mean yeah yeah you're right do you want to
will ferrell deeply regrets eating spicy wings hot ones
slam a bottle if you want to slam a label trust me it gets weird i'm gonna i'm not gonna hold back so when we had seth meyers on he talked about how one of the main roads to success in comedy it used to be directly through the improv theaters in chicago and you started at the ground lanes is the live stage show still the best place to cut your teeth and comedy or is that path more or less given way to the internet that's a good question i mean i think you know i think it's a
combination of both i think uh now you have this whole other universe whole other outlet to uh to you know record sketches or characters and put them online and have people discover it that way at the same time there's just no substitute for you know honing your craft in front of a live audience and getting that immediate feedback uh if your aspirations are being on a show like saturday night live it's invaluable for us at the growlings it was it was much more of an emphasis on writing
sketches improv kind of came secondary so by the time i got to saturday night live i that was i had a huge advantage i knew how to write for myself which isn't always the case it's not like you show up at that show and they assign you three riders just to take care of you it's it's very much feast or famine so you know i would encourage trying all of those all of those mediums in a way does it have scotch in it you can only hope tastes mustardy right first you hit that mustard
yeah then the scotch and the starch starts to roll in scotch bonnet yeah you don't seem to be reacting the same way i'm reacting well you did bear grylls right i did imagine if you go out into the wilderness with bear grylls and he's freaking out and panicking the whole time you're not going to stick with them all right you're my you're my sherpa exactly exactly yeah so i have to put up a hard food but inside i'm melting okay good good good good so recently there was
a minor internet controversy when footage came out of james corden and justin bieber doing an episode of carpool karaoke except the range rover it was being towed by a tow truck oh i hadn't heard about this as a comedian that's shocking as a comedian who's gotten coffee with jerry seinfeld is he really driving that car he's not it's being pushed from behind no jerry's actually driving and he's got these the tiniest little cameras up here little gopros or whatever they
are uh but he's actually driving the car and i

will

have to say he's an excellent driver he tries to pick a car i was under the assumption that there are cars that he owns because he's a big car guy but he just tries to pick a car that he feels is is suited to your personality or something that reflects you in some way so he picked me up in a uh a pinto ford pinto no he picked me up in some weird kit car i was like some bizarre did you take it as a compliment i did i did that's
what's important yeah all right well are you ready to move on halfway mark here already okay this is the los calientes the los calientes rojo these

wings

are perfectly aged delicious dry chicken all right well we have a recurring segment on our show called explain that graham we're doing dive on our guests instagram pull interesting pictures that need more context okay but you have sworn off social media altogether i'm not really yeah i respect it i tip my cap to it yeah but we
still dug i was on twitter for four days what made you throw on the towel there because i was uh tweeting about something i was tweeting was promoting some charity event i was gonna do and people were like that's not twitter what's twitter is for stop we want to hear about your life yeah i got shouted off twitter i was like i can't take it i'm off all right but you know what well you still have pictures on the internet i'm sure i do a couple so on the topic of the cubs here
you are

eating

what looks to be a slice of lumel naughty's pizza yup uh for those of you who enjoy deep dish pizza i think you'll we'll all agree that like the first piece is delicious especially if you're hungry for pizza and then the second one puts you to sleep you know ryan dempster gets a lot of credit for being uh one of the funnier clubhouses he's very he's very funny yeah and he i think he gave me i was throwing up the first pitch he gave me his glove whoa believe
will ferrell deeply regrets eating spicy wings hot ones
it or not how nice is that the glove seems kind of sacred to a baseball player you know i kind of understand or whatever an hour later i got 500 bucks for it who do you think was the funniest athlete you ever worked with at saturday night live definitely shaquille o'neal we did a sketch in which it got it's actually you you can find it online but uh it was cut for time but we did a sketch where the cast was i was in footy pajamas and the cast is picking on me and shaq came over and and
shoot them all away and then proceeded to sing a song called no one hurts my little man and then picked me up in his arms and serenaded me it was very bizarre i don't want to jinx it but i feel like i'm doing pretty good staying on the topic of food what was a more traumatic dining experience for you

eating

that maple syrup and fudge spaghetti on elf or

eating

a grilled reindeer's eyeball when you were surviving up in the north oh definitely the eyeball the eyeball was slimy and
gelatinous and then you crunched down on the cornea and then you get into that middle squishiness yeah yeah there's no question i mean little maple syrup on spaghetti who cares a reindeer eyeball 20 miles north of the arctic circle not good where's stargazer made canada always known for their hot sauce comes from ontario yep i call ontario the mexico of canada yeah how's that cause of their hot sauce not bad handling i'm okay doing great we'll take a little sip go ahead oh
wait so as an eye creeps up on you a little bit with decades in the comedy game it's only right with you here that we verify some of the folklore surrounding

will

ferrell

okay is it true that the prosthetic testicles that you got from the set of step brothers yes your most treasured keepsake one of you definitely top five my definitely a top one top two i keep them in a little like trophy case like you know proper uh you'd see in a sports member but like you put a baseball like a sign
baseball like a plastic put it up on a pedestal exactly where it belongs yeah now it's not good is it true that you needed a little bit of liquid courage to be naked in front of snoop dogg in old school no i actually didn't but in between takes it took so long to get snoop dogg out of his trailer as he was smoking and playing video games that out of boredom i just started drinking and then is it true that you were a mall santa for five months in pasadena and then chris cattan was
actually a real life elf in that yeah chris kattan and i were he was my elf and i was i was santa and we just roamed in and out of stores and then bringing it back to paul rudd when he was on the show he told us that the original concept for anchorman was actually this thing where there was like a plane crash in a mountain yeah and you were surviving like you were being hunted down by apes it was going to meet it was going to be like a movie about newsmen meets like the movie alive where they
have to survive in the mountains yeah and it was all about trying to survive and get down the mountain while being stalked by chimpanzees with chinese throwing stars needless to say hollywood said no this one has like a a warning on it just so you know but i love da bomb it's i love the vernacular this is gonna be terrible i know it immediately yeah immediately yeah let me just hit you with one of julia's questions the friends versus seinfeld debate it rages on the internet i'm not
going to ask you to weigh in but why do you think there is so much divisiveness between those fan bases oh is there i had no idea fred awful by the way right yeah terrible uh friends seinfeld groups hate each other hatfields and mccoys i literally didn't even listen here's your question it's so hot ah you see what do you think makes seinfeld so revolutionary and and long-lasting uh i think uh well it was a show about nothing yeah julia you're so happy you're not doing this
all right are you ready to move on let me just careful around your eyes well oh yeah right right the cross pollination yeah okay fresh thank you oh wait let me just do this too souvenir all right this is the widowmaker this is from australia called dingo dingo got my baby right what movie was that from didn't go oh so i know that you pledged delta tau delta at the university of southern california right what's one stereotype about frat bros and the pac-12 that's completely unfair
i don't i don't think there's anything that's unfair i think they get it all right yeah is it true that you used to prank your buddies by dressing up as a janitor and then like crashing their classes yes yeah did you like change light bulbs or something or like how did you not get caught i uh i just got a hold of a power drill and i would just wait outside the class and uh and um just you know operate the power drill and then walk into the class and pretend to start fixing things
luckily the one teacher that would do to the clock he loved it and uh i would just pretend to i was like i gotta take a care of the electrical outlet here he's like take all the time you need all right well farrell this is the last dab we call it the last dab because it's tradition around here to put a little extra on the last wing you don't have to if you don't want to okay this is a xxx the last dab i'm glad i've already had all three of my children because i know this

will

render you impotent notice i just put on the outside there oh you're gonna eat it well that's kind of the point in putting it on there i thought it was just more ceremonial like you just put a little dollop and just look at it okay you can do it that way all right well farrell here we are at the top of spice mountain and only one more hurdle to clear yeah we've discussed your deep roots in improv and you often talk about how you'll go anywhere for your comedy and go deep
for your character so with that in mind i'm curious was it worth it

eating

10 scorching hot chicken

wings

here at the four seasons to talk about downhill well i think it's all relative uh was it worth it absolutely not uh but i think it's a i think it was a very unique experience and uh it is i've never had an interview like this no question well we'll hang our hat i wish julia could have been here but you know what

will

ferrell

look at you coming in here taking on the

wings

of death and you still have your feet now there's nothing left to do but roll out the red carpet for you my friend this camera this camera or this camera let the people know what you have going on in your life yeah go see downhill valentine's and uh yeah just remember hot

wings

or uh bring a bunch of hot

wings

with you to the theater i guess i don't know i don't know oh my god great job great job amazing thank you thank you both thank you all really nice meeting you and congrats
congrats on my thank you sir i appreciate that that is the craziest ass hey what's going on hot

ones

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eating

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wings

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eating

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