Will Ferrell: 'There Is No Will Farrell, Only Chad Smith'

Actor acknowledges resemblance to drummer.

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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.'"

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    Can't post a link because UG's captcha hates me, but Chad just challenged Will to a drum off. I think it would be hilarious and awesome.
    Same problem but Will just posted a video confirming that he is indeed Chad Smith.
    Can't post the link, but Chad Smith just did an AMA on Reddit an hour ago, and Will Ferrell crashed it and told him that he accepts the drum-off. Guys, it's happening.
    UPDATE: As of 10 minutes ago, Chad accepted Will's challenge. This is going to be great.
    So there's Will Ferrell, Will Farrell, and Chad Smith? This is confusing.
    I said this last week and people down-voted me.....
    Those people were all bellends.
    ^ except for this guy he has managed to start of a 'bellend hero' then later people got tired of it, then miraculously he's turned it back around again. Ride the wave Dannym95
    I’m sure you originally came to that conclusion yourself but people did that because others have noticed it long ago around here and they see it as a tired observation.
    Has anyone ever noticed Chad looks like Will Ferrell?
    Once again: Will Ferrell looks like Chad. Chad is the older person and therefore does not deserve to be told that he looks like someone YOUNGER than he is.
    There's a certain word missing in this comment
    It's gotten to the point where I'll go on any UG article, no matter how boring just to see the next bellend comment.
    I've always thought Chad looked like Tom Delonge and Will Ferrell if they had steamy sex and made a baby.
    Thad from Blue Mountain State also looks like Will Ferrel, even similar in tone of voice.
    Apparently, if you take Jennifer Lawrence's voice & slow it down, she sounds exactly like Will Ferrell.