Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and his celebrity doppelgänger, comedian and actor Will Ferrell, have just announced their collaborative Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera, set to be held on April 29 at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Set to be a mixture of music (including an appearance from the RHCP) and comedy (booked by Ferrell and Funny or Die), the Red Hot Benefit will donate a portion of its proceeds to two organizations: Cancer for College (Ferrell’s) and Silverlake Conservatory of Music (Smith’s).
“I have only one great regret in life and it’s that I never actually celebrated my quinceanera,” said Ferrell in a press release. “I’d like to think it was just a simple oversight by my mother, but there has been a void inside me for many years. Growing up on the mean streets of Irvine, California, I have vivid memories of all my friends celebrating their quinceanera. Well, on April 29th at the Shrine Auditorium, with Red Hot Chili Peppers and a bunch of other really talented comedians and musicians by my side, we are going to right that wrong, and everyone is invited.”
“We had so much fun with Will on the drum off and ultimately getting the entire band together to participate on the Tonight Show,” Smith said in the statement. “So much goodwill came out of one silly joke. We’ve been trying to find another way to get together and do some more good for our respective causes and I think we have found it. I’m going to check with my own mother, because I don’t recall any family photos of my own quinceanera either.”