By Amanda Wicks
The running joke that Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith look eerily alike will be put to good use when the pair throw a quinceanera party for charity. Ferrell will host the event, called the Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera, while Smith will curate the night’s music.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are slated to perform along with other musical guests and comedians. No other names have yet been announced.
Speaking about the benefit, Ferrell jokingly stated, “I have only one great regret in life and it’s that I never actually celebrated my quinceanera.” He aims to “right that wrong” with this celebration.
For Smith, after facing off against Ferrell in a drum battle on The Tonight Show in 2014, he thought they could continue this running joke in ways that benefit others. “We had so much fun with Will on the drum off and ultimately getting the entire band together to participate on the Tonight Show,” he said. “So much goodwill came out of one silly joke. 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.”
Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera will go to support Cancer for College, a charity Ferrell has long been involved with, as well as Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which Flea founded.
The event takes place on April 29th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.