Will Ferrell can now add “Professional Basketball Announcer” to his ever-growing resume.
On “80’s Night” at the New Orleans Arena, the actor and comedian was given the task of announcing the starting lineups for the hometown New Orleans Hornets and visiting Chicago Bulls.
Ferrell didn’t dress up like Jackie Moon or lead off with any off-the-wall moves or stunts, which is actually somewhat surprising considering his general demeanor and character.
In fact, Ferrell was fairly tame, although he did manage to toss in a few unique quips that clearly were typical examples of his sense of humor.
Watching the videos, it was clear that Ferrell took the job fairly seriously – well, about as serious as a guy like him can take a public appearance.
Overall, the performance was good for three out of five stars, generating a few chuckles, but nothing that was achingly funny, not even to the players that jogged out onto the court.
Grade his performance for yourself (below), with the Bulls clip first, followed by the Hornets.
Will Ferrell introduces the Chicago Bulls starting lineup on February 8, 2012
Will Ferrell introduces the New Orleans Hornets starting lineup on February 8, 2012