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Celebrity doppelgängers Will Ferrell and Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith plan charity quinceanera

chad smith and will ferrell plan big charity benefit
Since publicly acknowledging the fact that they look almost exactly alike (in the form of a hilarious on-camera drum battle), celebrity doppelgängers Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith have been working together for charity.

Smith recently made a surprise appearance at a charity event for Ferrell’s Cancer For College, and the pair have announced that they have struck up a new partnership up to raise money for those less fortunate, aiding cancer patients and families, as well as aspiring musicians.

The duo’s Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera will take place on April 29th at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium. The show will be hosted by Ferrell, while Smith will (naturally) head up the music.

A night of music and laughs, Smith’s Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform, alongside other bands and comedians of both his and Ferrell’s choosing. Proceeds will benefit Cancer For College, and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which is a non-profit music education organization founded by Chili Peppers bassist Flea.

But for Ferrell, the show seems to be less about charity, and more about getting a long-awaited party — never mind the fact that he is neither of Latin American descent, nor a 15-year-old girl.

“I have only one great regret in life and it’s that I never actually celebrated my quinceanera,” he said in a statement about the gig, “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 quinceanera. Well, on April 29th at the Shrine Auditorium, with Red Hot Chili Peppers and a bunch of other really talented comedians and musicians by my side, we are going to right that wrong, and everyone is invited.”

“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,” Smith added, “I’m going to check with my own mother, because I don’t recall any family photos of my own quinceanera either.”

Fans of the Chili Peppers and Ferrell who wish to stake out tickets for this must-see event can find more information on Funny or Die’s event page.

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