Comedian Will Ferrell has further acknowledged the resemblance between himself and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith by claiming that the pair are one and the same. In an AMA Reddit session, the man behind Ron Burgundy offered the following humorous insight:
"It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other. A lot of people think that it's me playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that would be an insult to Chad Smith. The truth of the matter is there is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith."
Speaking to Rolling Stone back in 2011, Chad Smith regaled a chance encounter with the actor at a film premiere:
"I'm looking at Will and thinking, 'People really think I look like him? I don't f--king look like that. He looks me up and down and says, 'You're very handsome,' and walks away. Totally deadpan. I was like, 'You're funny. You're funny.'"