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Will Ferrell brings the funny at his Mark Twain Prize awards ceremony

I’ve got a fever… and the only prescription is more Will Ferrell.

That seemed to be the theme of last night’s airing of Will Ferrell’s Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor award ceremony, where he became the 14th recipient of the prestigious comedy award, joining previous winners such as Tina Fey, George Carlin, and Billy Crystal.

The program featured tributes from tons of Ferrell’s famous friends, including Conan O’Brien, Paul Rudd, and Adam McKay. Many of the stars went for earnest over comical, sharing their favorite memory of Ferrell and then rolling clips from blockbusters such as Anchorman, Elf, and Talladega Nights — not to mention his best Saturday Night Live clips. Watching the montage of clips, one thing became perfectly clear: That man streaked a lot.

Highlights from the Oct. 23 ceremony below: READ FULL STORY

FunnyOrDie congratulates Will Ferrell on Mark Twain Prize: VIDEO

On Sunday night, Will Ferrell accepted the 2011 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an honor FunnyOrDie asked some of his friends who couldn’t be there (including Larry David, Zach Galifianakis, Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, and Jon Heder) to commemorate the honor with a video on how Ferrell had touched them. Watch the very funny result below. READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell accepts Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. When you're down, which Ferrell flicks pick you up?

Great Odin’s Raven! Over 15 years after first breaking out on the scene with a seven-year stint on Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell has finally been rewarded for his contribution to comedy. Last night, the television/film/web star accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the highest honor for comedic actors in the nation. Naturally, the ceremony appeared to be more fun than anything any of us did last night — after accepting his statue (a brown bust of Mark Twain), Ferrell dropped it, breaking it into pieces, then told the crowd he had chosen not to accept the award 13 times, but caved because he wanted to be seen on PBS “by hundreds of people across this country.”

Admittedly, it’s surprising that the Kennedy Center chose to honor the actor in his post-Land of the Lost and Semi-Pro days, rather than in his Anchorman-Talladega Nights heyday (though, he’s definitely rebounded in the past year with The Other Guys). Either way, he’s still in good company: Previous winners are Tina Fey, George Carlin, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor. And, in my Anchorman-loving eyes, the actor certainly deserves to be placed in in the ranks of some of the greatest. READ FULL STORY

'Between Two Ferns': Will Ferrell would like Zach Galifianakis to get the fat out of his ears

Normally, when a celebrity joins Zach Galifianakis on “Between Two Ferns,” the passive-aggressive host sprinkles enough seeds of discomfort and resentment that ultimately, a confrontation blooms. But Will Ferrell is different. The comic movie-star, dressed like your Minnesota uncle during his one trip to Malibu, had Galifianakis eating out of his hand — and his mouth, for that matter. In the end, it was Ferrell who’d had enough of the conversation. Take a look after the jump.


Will Ferrell to receive Mark Twain Prize for Comedy. What's his best role?

It goes without saying that Will Ferrell is a funny guy, but the folks at the Kennedy Center want to say it anyway. On Oct. 23, Ferrell will be presented with the 14th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an honor previously bestowed upon the likes of Tina Fey, Bill Cosby, and George Carlin.

In honor of Ferrell joining the ranks of the greats, I think it’s appropriate to remember his finest moments. Yes, there are many standouts (All hail the POTUS!; Ron Burgundy) but, I can’t help it: READ FULL STORY

'The Office': Ratings are down by double digits. Are you still watching the show?

Uh-oh, Office fans. “The Inner Circle,” last night’s episode — which happened to be the show’s first outing post-Steve Carell — scored ratings that were 17 percent worse than the ratings for the show’s April 28 episode, “Goodbye, Michael.” While it is a little unfair to compare the two episodes (“Goodbye, Michael” was an Event with a capital “E,” likely watched by a lot of people who aren’t regular viewers of The Office), this news still doesn’t seem to bode well… especially when coupled with the knowledge that “The Inner Circle” itself, which abruptly sent guest star Will Ferrell packing, was mediocre at best. (Read my full recap here.)

We all knew that this beloved sitcom was going to change drastically once Michael Scott left Scranton behind. But considering last night’s episode and these ratings, do you think you’ll even stick around to see what happens next? Let us know by voting in the poll below the jump. READ FULL STORY

Jim Carrey wants a job at 'The Office.' In a perfect world, which guest star would replace Michael?

The Office‘s star-studded Season 7 finale just got a little more interesting. Last night, EW learned that Jim Carrey will appear on the hour-long episode that airs May 19, joining previously announced guests Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett, James Spader, Ray Romano, and Catherine Tate. All six will be playing potential replacements for the dearly departed Michael Scott, who’s set to leave Scranton in next Thursday’s installment.

It’s safe to say that none of these boldface names will be sticking around for much longer than one episode (or, more likely, a few minutes of screen time during which they’re each interviewed and summarily dismissed from Dunder Mifflin). Even so, we can dream of a magical world in which Gob Bluth, Ace Ventura, David Brent, or even Ron Burgundy became a permanent fixture at Sabre’s wackiest branch. Which one, though, would make the best World’s Best Boss? Vote in our poll to let us know who you’re rooting for most. READ FULL STORY

Joseph Gordon-Levitt tosses table on 'Conan' set in headbanging rage, Will Ferrell vows to shave Conan's beard: Watch!

Remember yesterday when we asked what the male equivalent was to Heather Morris’ sexy dance moves? I don’t think headbanging in a bad wig is it, but it is fun to watch if it’s Hesher star Joseph Gordon-Levitt destroying the Conan set. Gordon-Levitt, a longtime headbanger, showed Conan the art. “It’s a beautiful meditation of sorts, except it rocks,” he said. It also flips tables and breaks flower vases. (“Sorry I broke your show, Conan,” Gordon-Levitt said. Okay, maybe it’s sexy.)

Perhaps Gordon-Levitt really could stop Will Ferrell from shaving Conan’s beard off when he visits the show May 2. Watch Ferrell’s taped threat below as well. Will we miss the beard?  READ FULL STORY

'The Office' tonight: You down with the Dundies?

Ah, the Dundies; how can I explain it? We were introduced to Dunder Mifflin’s in-house awards long, long ago — at the very beginning of Season 2, when Kelly still dressed like a librarian, Michael wore his hair slicked back (check out that vintage photo!), and Jan’s last name was Levinson-Gould. Since then, we’ve seen neither hide nor hair of the ceremony… but apparently, it’s been held off-camera every year, because tonight’s episode of The Office is called “Michael’s Last Dundies.” Suddenly, I’m getting a craving for baby back ribs.

Though Season 7’s callbacks to earlier Office touchstones haven’t always hit — unlike a lot of you, I wasn’t a huge fan of “Threat Level Midnight” — I can’t wait for the return of the Dundies. Here’s why: READ FULL STORY

'The Office' poll: So, how did Will Ferrell do?

Eleven long weeks after news of his guest arc was first reported, Will Ferrell’s four-episode Office arc finally began last night. In terms of ratings, the outing was a definite success — it delivered 7.7 million viewers and a 3.9 adult demo rating, making it Thursday’s top-rated scripted show. But as I said in my recap of last night’s half hour, I felt a little lukewarm about Ferrell’s debut. His character, Deangelo Vickers, is more of a collection of quirks than a fully-formed person, and his first day at The Office also felt way too similar to Charles Miner‘s. At the same time, though, Deangelo made me laugh plenty of times — the episode’s cold open especially hit all the right notes — and Ferrell is so appealing that I’ll enjoy watching him for the rest of the season even if Deangelo himself is sort of half-baked.

But enough about me. What did you think of Ferrell’s return to NBC? Are you wishing that he’d replace Michael full time, or that the comedian had signed on for one episode (or no episodes) instead of four? Vote in the poll below, then tell us why you voted the way you did in the comments. READ FULL STORY

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