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The 6 most random things Will Ferrell has done to promote his new movie 'Get Hard'


get hard will ferrell kevin hartWill Ferrell has never been one to go the conventional way to promote his movies.

For the 2008 basketball comedy “Semi-Pro,” he posed in character with Heidi Klum in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue as the film’s afro-rocking star, "Jackie Moon."

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At Comic-Con to promote the animated feature “Megamind” in 2010, in which he voiced the title character, Ferrell showed up dressed as the big-headed blue character.

will ferrell megamind finalSo for the release of next Friday's “Get Hard,” Ferrell's new comedy co-starring Kevin Hart, what did the funny actor have up his sleeve to get the word out?

Here’s a rundown of the antics we've seen so far:

1. On March 12, Ferrell headed to Arizona and played for 10 Major League Baseball clubs in five spring training games throughout the day.

But he didn’t do it just solely to promote “Get Hard.” All the memorabilia from the day (jerseys he wore, his gloves, bats, balls he signed) will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to Cancer for College and Stand Up to Cancer. And the footage will be aired in a special for HBO through his website, Funny or Die.

2. A few days later, Ferrell showed up to the taping of the "Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber" as his legendary "Anchorman" character Ron Burgundy to give his two cents about the pop star. Here are some of the remarks from San Diego’s favorite Scotch-drinker. You’ll get to see the whole show when it airs March 30. (h/t Funny or Die).

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3. Ferrell showed up as himself, in a suit, to the South By Southwest Festival and hung out with the hip kids along with co-star, Kevin Hart, for a screening of "Get Hard."

Will ferrell Kevin Hart4. Ferrell then headed to New York to hit the late night shows. His appearance on “Late Show With David Letterman” turned out to be on St. Patrick’s Day. He showed up in festive attire. 

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5. The following day he appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and decided to also dress a little differently while chatting with his former "SNL" cast mate. As he tells it, he's the new face of Little Debbie snack cakes. 

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6. On Thursday, Ferrell showed up on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" wearing a t-shirt with Zack Galifianakis faces all over it and commended Stewart for departing his longtime hosting gig. 

"For 17 years you've banged your head against this desk, and we've all watched this train wreck go on," Ferrell joked. "I just applaud you for going, 'It's not working.'"
 will ferrell jon stewart finalFerrell's kooky appearances seem to be working, as he's still a viable box office draw.

The 47-year-old actor's voice recently helped "The Lego Movie"rake in over $468 million, and 2013's "Anchorman 2" earned over $173 million at the box office.

With the help of Ferrell's "Get Hard" co-star Kevin Hart's recent surge in popularity, Warner Bros. hopes the two will prove a winning duo despite early negativereviews.

SEE ALSO: LEAKED: Sony Execs Calls out Kevin Hart for requesting money to promote his movies on social media

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