Shot on EPIC DRAGON: “Ferrell Takes The Field” premieres on HBO
Tonight! Get ready to settle in with a bag of peanuts and a hot dog to watch the premiere of HBO's "Ferrel Takes The Field," tonight at 10/9c - that's 7pm for us here on the west coast. The HBO special was shot by our very own Adam Bricker on 3GR's Red Dragon and an Alexa Amira. Have any questions or comments about his work? Leave us a note in the comments below! Ferrell actually takes not one, but five fields in this docu/mockumentary. His quest is to play ten different baseball positions on ten Major League Baseball teams during five spring training games. The stunt is a nod to Burt "Campy" Campaneris - a legendary player who once played all positions in a single game exactly 50 years ago. Ferrell faces this "challenge" with his trademarked stone-faced dry humor - always playing the clown playing the guy doing the thing. But in this instance, the very real rock-hard baseballs often whiz by him at an impressive and potentially dangerous clip. The suggestion of possible danger brings some suspense to the show - between musings on the road and dugout temper tantrums.
All proceeds from "Ferrell Takes The Field" will go to Cancer for College, a charity founded by Ferrel's USC frat bro Craig Pollard, that awards scholarships to cancer survivors. At the time of shooting, the production had already raised a million dollars for the organization. If you're feeling particularly generous, you can donate directly here, and be entered to win all sorts of Ferrell Takes the Field swag. There's even an opportunity to win a branded cowbell for the dedicated donor...Watch "Ferrell Takes the Field" tonight at 7pm on the west coast, 9pm central, and 10pm out east. For a sneak preview - Watch Ferrell get fitted for a cup!