With mixed emotions, I tell you that the viral-video scene just got serious. My comedic idol, Will Ferrell, showcases his ability to jump backwards on the video-to-tv/film divide. I’m thrilled to see him set a higher bar, but candidly worried about a new breed of competition.
He and Adam McKay appear in this hysterical video that depicts Ferrell as a mop headed slouch that’s behind on the rent. As if that isn’t funny enough, his landlord, Pearl, is played by a wonderfully articulate girl… who is maybe 2 years old?
This is one of the funniest videos ever — if you don’t mind watching a toddler curse. If I did this I’d get about 500 comments accusing me of exploiting my kids.
This video debuted on “Funny or Die,” a new site where comedians can get plucked from obscurity based on your votes of their work. Give it a “funny” and it lives, give it enough “dies” and it fades away.
Welcome to online video, Will. Can I be an extra in your next feature?