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Will Ferrell, Chad Smith Team Up for Quinceanera Benefit

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Celebrity doppelgangers Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith are getting together again for the Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera, in the name of charity. A mix of comedy and music, the Red Hot Benefit will take place in Los Angeles, California, on April 29 at the Shrine Auditorium.

“I have only one great regret in life and it’s that I never actually celebrated my quinceanera. 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,? Ferrell said. ?Growing up on the mean streets of Irvine, California, I have vivid memories of all my friends celebrating their quinceanera. Well, on April 29 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.”

Smith joins the team as music creator and his band will perform, together with other comedians and musicians. Ferrell will host the festivities with his Funny or Die team. Proceeds will benefit their respective charities.

Being confused for one another for years, Ferrell and Smith finally faced each other in an epic drum battle on The Tonight Show in 2014 and forged a real-life friendship. Their battle raised almost $500,000 for Smith?s and Ferrell?s charities. Ferrell supports the Cancer for College charity (which helps cancer survivors achieve their dream of a college education) and Smith backs the Silverlake Conservatory of Music (which grants scholarships and provides free lessons in music).

The pair has struck up a new partnership, raising money for the less fortunate, aiding cancer patients and their families, and aspiring musicians.

?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.?

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