Yesterday Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell hit the dusty old campaign trail, kicking off an 11 city whistle-stop tour to promote Jay Roach’s upcoming comedy, The Campaign, in which both play bumbling political candidates in North Carolina.
The two proceeded to broadcast their political agendas at The Grove in Los Angeles, in character, standing at podiums adorned with their character names’ Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) and Cam Brody (Ferrell). The Hollywood Reporter has Ferrell’s response to what he would do if he were elected to office. “I would do exactly what the Congress people are doing right now– nothing. I’d just hang out in Washington, go to great restaurants,” he stated. And Galifianakis had this to say on his strategy for getting the Latino vote: “We were at Carlos Santana’s house last night.”
Later that day the duo stopped in St. Louis. And today, they hit Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago. Thursday they’ll see Chicago again and Seattle, and Friday they’ll be in San Francisco. The second leg of the tour will see them in Boston and Toronto July 30, and July 31 they’ll wrap in Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
The tour has games planned like tug-of-war at the Naval Air Station Reserve in Fort Worth, plus an added advance screening of the movie. In Chicago, Ferrell and Galifianakis will throw dueling first pitches for the Chicago Cubs/Florida Marlins game, in Toronto their tour will coincide with the Stanley Cup tour. Philly will see a blasphemous reenactment of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and in our nation’s capitol, the duo will pose for pictures. There are more events being announced locally, so keep your ears and eyes peeled on The Campaign‘s Facebook page.
The Campaign premieres in theaters everywhere on Aug. 10. Check out the trailer below!