It was a late night like no other when Will Ferrell brought his famous broadcasting character Ron Burgundy out for a night of stand up across all late night shows.
The late night shows got together, promoting a “special guest” on each of their shows, which turned out to be none other than Ron. The anchorman hit all six shows, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Late Late Show” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “Conan” to perform a stand up routine on each.
Ron took a swipe as singer Shawn Mendes and the Yankees when he stopped by The Tonight Show.
“We got any Yankee fans here tonight? For those . of you who don’t know baseball, the New York Yankees are a big deal. They are like the New York Jets of baseball, just phenomenal history, he said. “No it’s true, that’s nothing to laugh at.”
It actually is, as the New York Jets are not known for being a good team or their history. But we get the joke. Next up was Shawn Mendes’ turn.
“We got any Shawn Mendes fans here?” he asked as fans cheered.“Don’t like him, never have.”
He went on to say, “He stole some of my songs and my singing style—when he goes to that falsetto style. ‘Everything means nothing if I can’t have you?’ Yeah, I wrote that song about Camila Cabello because she broke my heart. But now all the fans think that he wrote it about her but he didn’t! I did! I wrote the damn song! I swear to you I wrote the song! And now I’m the laughing-stock of the pop music world. And I want to tell you Shawn one thing, I don’t like it.”
The anchorman added some support when he brought out a puppet, JJ hipster, for Late Night with Seth Meyers.
It was no coincidence that Ron was making the special late night rounds, he was out and about promoting the second season of his podcast, The Ron Burgundy Podcast, an iHeartRadio Original Podcast (co-produced with Funny or Die). The new season premiered Thursday with Democratic presidential nominee hopeful Kamala Harris.
“My podcast, quite simply, can only be described as a raging success,” “Burgundy” said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “I’ll admit – when I first started in this rodeo, it was my first rodeo, and I had no idea what a podcast even was. But through diligent research and persistence, I quickly climbed my way up to the top. And now, it is not my first rodeo. It is now, literally, my second rodeo. And word on the street is that I am already the best rodeo rider that has ever lived…and podcaster too. This is a fact, folks.”