Coldplay was performing at an cancer benefit over the weekend and Will Ferrell decided to take an old SNL sketch he did to the stage. He brought out a cowbell while Chris Martin performed Viva La Vida! Who knew it would take this incredible song to that extra place?!
During Martin’s set, Ferrell emerged onstage, cowbell in hand – a nod to the legendary Saturday Night Live sketch – as the singer performed. Martin visibly tried to stifle his own laughter as Ferrell pranced around the stage, with the two soon treating the audience to an acoustic guitar-cowbell showdown.
By the way, this was an event that Will Ferrell hosted so he wanted to be as involved as possible!
Sarah Silverman, Kumail Nanjiani, Michelle Wolf, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Jeffries, Jerrod Carmichael and Zooey Deschanel also performed at the charity event. Ferrell even portrayed his Anchormancharacter Ron Burgundy while interviewing Conan O’Brien, Samantha Bee, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman. Country singer Brad Paisley covered songs by the likes of Van Halen, Don Henley, and Eric Claptonthroughout the night.