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Will Ferrell, Chad Smith drum-off features Fred Armisen, Mick Fleetwood, and more

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Will Ferrell and Chad Smith’s “Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceañera” was just as uproarious as it sounds. 

After the pair appeared on The Tonight Show last month and promised fans an epic drum battle, they came through on their word. The event featured an epic line-up, including stand-up comics Roy Wood Jr. and Jim Gaffigan, Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman, and the band Devo. But the biggest crowd-pleaser may have been the drum-off. 

Funny or Die posted live video of the drum-off on Facebook. Team Smith featured Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, Tommy Lee, and The Police’s Stewart Copeland. Meanwhile, Team Ferrell was packing “14-year-old kid from Brentwood, California” Andy Lee, Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen, and Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood. 

Watch the Civil War of drumming below. 

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Based out of the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the event was put on to raise money for charities — Ferrell supported Cancer for College, while Smith backed the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. But Ferrell also used the night as a filler for the quinceañera he never got as a 15-year-old.

Funny or Die also posted an image of Ferrell’s festive gown to Instagram. 

 

“I have only one great regret in life and it’s that I never actually celebrated my quinceañera,” Ferrell had said (via Rolling Stone). “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 quinceañera.”

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