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Will Ferrell and doppelganger Chad Smith team up for charity benefit

Will Ferrell and his celebrity lookalike Chad Smith are playing on their resemblance once more to raise money for charity.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer has been mistaken for the Anchorman star for years and even started wearing T-shirts that read “I’m not Will Ferrell” because he was constantly being stopped and asked to sign autographs by film fans.
The pair played up to the joke and finally went head-to-head on television by competing against each other in a long-anticipated drum battle on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2014 to raise money for charity.
They are now resuming their double act to host the all-star Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera. A quinceanera is an event held in Latin America to celebrate a girl’s 15th birthday.
“I have only one great regret in life and it’s that I never actually celebrated my quinceanera,” Ferrell jokes to Rolling Stone. “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.”
“So much goodwill came out of one silly joke,” Smith adds. “We’ve been trying to find another way to get together and do some more good for our respective causes and I think we have found it. I’m going to check with my own mother, because I don’t recall any family photos of my own quinceanera either.”
The Chili Peppers will perform at the event and recruit other music acts, while Ferrell will bring in comedians to perform at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles on 29 April (16).
Funds raised will go to Ferrell’s charity of choice, Cancer for College, which helps cancer survivors get a college education, and Smith’s favoured organisation Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which grants scholarships for music education.

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