WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — At an event for their new movie The Campaign, comedian Will Ferrell jokes co-star Zach Galifianakis does a great Arianna Huffington.
The VIP screening at the Newseum gave a select few a peak into Ferrell and Galifianakis’ parody of a race for Congress.
The two movie candidates took advantage of their time working the rope line in DC to take a few shots at the folks down the street on Capitol Hill.
“It’s really interesting that this group of supposed adults don’t ever really have to compromise on anything,” said Ferrell.
Neither actor wanted to single any one politician out.
The movie’s promotional tour is passing through the nation’s landmarks and stopped Monday night at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Ferrell and Galifianakis signed a copy of the Constitution during the brief appearance.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Ferrell said the founders would be rolling in their graves. Galifanakis replied, it’s too late now.
Ferrell, famous for his George W. Bush impersonations, plays four-term congressman Cam Brady who has to fend off challenger Marty Huggins, played by Zach Galifianakis after a he’s hit by scandal. The films hijinks and absurdity bear an almost uncomfortable resemblance to races of Election 2012.
“Hopefully the movie is kind of a nice departure from the continual bombardment of this campaign,” Ferrell told reporters along the ropeline before the screening. “And that people have a laugh and learn about how messed up our political system is.”
Ferrell’s co-star Galifianakis said he’s just an entertainer, “But there are a few people I’d like to have a sit down chat with and ask some questions. And I think most citizens would because it seems like the politicians are not living up to our expectations, which are already pretty low.”