Will Ferrell, or Johnny Softskull if you’re visiting your favorite local tavern, stopped by The Daily Show on Tuesday night to support his new Spanish-language comedy Casa de mi Padre. (At long last he’ll be able to communicate properly with Baxter!)
Well, to be fair, he sort of promoted the new movie. The actor spent the better part of his visit proving host Jon Stewart’s theory that comedy is “not a helmeted art form” wrong. Previously in the broadcast Stewart verbally shellacked Fox News for sticking up for “entertainers” like Rush Limbaugh and Ted Nugent, while comedians like Bill Maher and himself, for that matter, hide under a comedy “helmet” to defend what they say in the context of satire.
But, leave it to Ferrell to prove that comedians actually do hide under helmets. Literal helmets, possibly used for The Daily Show softball league. Watch the entire hilarious interaction below, in which Stewart hurls comedy fastballs (“If you’re gonna start pitching your movie, I should put the helmet on”) and challenges his guest to wear the headgear for 24 hours, to which he gladly obliges. Oh, and around the 5-minute mark, Ferrell eventually gets around to promoting Case de mi Padre. Which, as the actor proving his Spanish-speaking skills once more, explained roughly translates to “The Vagina of the Sun.” Enjoy the madness: