Approval Rate: 71%
Will is MOSTLY funny. Sure he had half a dozen flops but who hasn't? most of the "old" snl alumni (belushi, farley, etc) were good in there time but it's too old school sh*t. that stuff is for the old fogeys. Will is top gun comic for this guy, and everyone got there favorite "type" of comedy. If you don't like Will Ferrell don't watch him, don't review half page of bullsh*t and go back to whore island you smelly pirate hooker. signed Tits McGee
I never really got the supposed comic genius of Will Ferrell. Even on SNL I considered him so-so and largely propped up by those around him, and I despise most of his movie work. He's almost as bad as Jimmy Fallon.
I never enjoyed the SNL years with Will Ferrell. I've avoided his movies for the most part also. The movie "Elf" was very funny and the one about the weird ice skaters was pretty good too.
Will Ferrell is not funny ... end of story. He was not funny on SNL (except as the straight man, Alex Trebek on Celebrity Jeopardy) and he is not funny today. When you're 40-something and your fan-base is 17-something ...... 'nuff said.
Aside from *some* of his sketches that I liked and/or tolerated...he is an ASS, and he is OVERRATED!He is a loud and obnoxious idiot and he thinks he's hot shit, but he ain't, he sucks!
Good actor. He's great with the stone cold responses and faces...enough to crack up any scene partner. He revolutionized new SNL skits not all of it has to be presentational yata ta ta ta(hat tip) like. One word. Cowbell
Ferrell's obnoxious, egocentric moron schtick is basically the same character placed in different venues over and over. He was mildly amusing at best in the beginning, but it got old real fast. He's one of the lucky SNL alumni who seems to draw an audience based solely on the fact that he's an SNL alumni. Very strange phenomenon. I mean, there must be a population block out there that sees a movie trailer and says "hey, isn't that guy on SNL? Yeah? Well let's go see it!"
Will Ferrell is so bad it's not even funny. People that say he was the best on SNL or one of the best are simply dumb, delusional, and have no clue who the true greats really are. Let's see.... Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Chris Farley, Chris Rock, Phil Hartman, Jim Carey.... list goes on. Ferrell can't hold a candle to ANY of them. Will isn't in the same damn league. These guys had true talent and were original and unique. Ferrel is NOT. In fact, I think the downfall of SNL was when he was in the spotlight in the late 90's.
Ferrell is a braying ass. An overrated moron who hates people and craps on his audience, defying them to laugh at him. It's s&m.; All the little teen boy masochists like the way he craps on them. They spit milk through their noses when he runs with his gut waving in the breeze. He yells so loud: isn't that FUNNY! He's so brave. He must be a genius. Ferrell could fill a diaper with tacoshite and his fans would pay to sniff it.
This guy could say just about anything and it would make me laugh. He is hilarious! Very talented alumnist of SNL.
He can go overboard sometimes, but he is great. I love it when Kattan yells, "Don't blow this for us Gene!" when he was a member of the Blue Oyster Cult. There are so many other moments I would love to bring up, but then I would not do justice to the ones I'd forget.
Top 3 SNL cast members. Most likely to be included in the shrine in my closet.
He isn't funny at all, and I think he is a very odd duck....just don't care for his acting either way...and I think he is one of many actors that have ruined SNL over the years...the show needs some true talent and soon....
Personally, I've always thought the guy was about as funny as a stucco bathtub.
It is so refreshing to read comments from people that have intelligence and more over actually appreciate true talent and humor. I have disliked Will Ferrell from day one. The only way I can explain the phenomenon, is that unfortunately the mass majority prefer mindless slapstick humor that requires as little brain power as possible to understand. This is the same reason why "Jackass" and pretty much every show on MTV or VH1 exist.
Will Ferrell must have a friend WAY high up in the movie making industry because he's NOT funny. Did anyone see the episode of FAMILY GUY where Stewie goes to see the Bewitched movie and after Will Ferrell delivers a line, Stewie flys out to Las Angeles, goes to Will's house, rings the bell.... the punches him and says, "That's NOT Funny!" It makes a good point. What worries me is that so many people THINK Will Ferrell is funny. Maybe it's true that in the "Dumbing Down Of America", this will be what our country considers "funny". Will being a "funny actor" is like saying Brittany Spears is a good "musician". And only dumb people think that Brittany is a good "musician". Anyone see the movie, "IDIOCRACY"?? We're heading that way!
I totally agree! Why do people think he is funny? He is stupid, but not funny-far from it. I refuse to see his movies, but they just keep casting him in them.
Will Ferrel was funny at times on SNL in no way, shape, or form is Ferrel a leading man all of his starring roles have been absolutely horrible. Ferrel needs others around him to make him funny otherwise its a complete mystery how he continues to make movies.
He had some funny bits on SNL - as a movie actor he is spectacularly unfunny.
Absolutely hilarious. I love his movies, but SNL is where he is at his best. Harry Carey, Gus Chiggins, Spartan Cheerleaders and Alex Trebex all classic characters on SNL.
It's not that he's bad. . .but this guy might be one of the most overrated people I've ever seen in the entertainment industry. . .
this guy is effin hilarious and thats why he is said to be the richest actor in acting by critics.
one of the best to ever grace the set of SNL. the spartan cheerleader, the antics between trebek and connery on celebrity jeopardy, and who can forget the bush impersonation? even as a bush supporter, who can help but laugh at his "strategery"?
just average, overrated
To show how unfunny this idiot is, his funniest character was the cheerleader! That was extremely painful!!!
u either love him or u hate him
are you kidding me? so f**ing funny! a virtual who's who of characters. what a freak! clone a dozen more of him and make a new show. stupid to even debate his talent. makes the top five on any list of all time cast members.
Extremely overrated. Rarely funny.
It's a simple question doctor---Would you eat the moon if it were made of ribs??!! H I L A R I O U S! This guy can take on anything!
Good impression of W does not change the fact that 99% of all the other characters he has done are stupid, and NOT FUNNY! We mock the French for loving Jerry Lewis, and with our apparent worship of Ferrell, they can mock right back. You people must all be dopes or on mind numbing drugs. I tremble for the future. EDIT: Ok, he was pretty good in Dick too. Still, everything else has been so momumentally bad.
Wow, Hilarious in a fraternity boy kinda way. Which I was at the U. so I get him. Best George W. Bush ever. Strategery. Hilarious.
SNL really is missing him now. I think it has become a lot more apparent how funny he was now that he is not on the show. He had a ton of memorable characters, and sort of took over for Phil Hartman, in that he could play a wide variety of characters in just about any sketch.
Awesome. So so so so so so so so so so so so so funny! I'm really disappointed he left SNL...the only person I enjoy watching now is Jimmy Fallon...and HE just left the show too!
Will Ferrell was one of the only reasons to watch the show his last few years. Always hilarious. Lorne Michaels should have paid him a king's ransom to stay because none of the dudes on it now are even slightly amusing
If you do not think he is funny, then well, you probably have no soul.:(
Will Ferrell is a comic GENIUS!
You would have thought that he would be funny away from SNL but he was not funny there so the drama continues. The man could not be funny if his life depended on it.
FUNNIEST. PERSON. EVER.
Not great but he can sell the role.
OKAY YOU GUYS... model skit was hilarious and you gotta love that cowbell. If you haven't picked up his best of SNL then do yourself a freakin favor and pick up that tasty lick.
Like the below person said, he can make absolutely stupid skits hilarious. He is a great actor who portrayed George W. Bush very well, and it was sad to see him leave SNL.
His SNL legacy is greatness.
Impersonated GW Bush extremely good, played into all his idiosyncrases, whether they're true or exaggerated. His skit with Carvey as Bush Sr. and Jr. going hunting was hilarious.
Used to be pretty good but has gone over the top. When he purposely pissed himself onstage, that was it for me.
Another top-10'er imho. Will's ability to play complete goof or complete straight-man makes him stand out. And he got to tickle the feet of my luvah - Jimmy! ;-)
Best male cast member ever. Best Bush impersonater. I love it when he gets mad. I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS!. I'm not crazy about his Elf movie. Kinda wish he was back on SNL doing Bush. Darrell Hammond aint got nothing on Will Ferrel, Bush-wise.
Will Ferrell is one of my favorite cast members of all time! He has so many memorable and hilarious characters/impressions- some of them being Alex Trebek, Craig the Spartan Cheerleader, that guy on the morning show with Cheri Oteri, The Marty Culp guy who sings with Ana Gasteyer... the list goes on! He has the cutest facial expressions and the show took a serious DECLINE when they lost Will...
He wasn't the best on SNL, but dammit if he doesn't make every movie he's in funny. He shined in Zoolander, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Old School, and Ladies Man jump to mind. He improvs most of his stuff, and it is true hilarity