Stephen Colbert and James Corden of CBS, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers of NBC, Jimmy Kimmel of ABC and Conan O'Brien of TBS were all ready to have a special surprise guest in their respective broadcasts on Thursday night – and this guest was none other than the former anchor of Ron Diego's award-winning Channel 4 news crew, Ron Burgundy.
In a series of previously recorded segments, Will Ferrell appeared as his Anchorman on alter ego. Each performance consisted of a completely original stand-up comedy routine, followed in some cases by a sit-down interview. In fact, O'Brien and Colbert had not hired other guests for their respective programs. Ferrell remained in the character throughout, and not a single host named him his real name.
Burgundy first appeared in Conan which airs at 1
So why the late-night stunt? Ferrell made the rounds to promote Season 2 of The Ron Burgundy Podcast . Asked what the audience might expect, Burgundy told Kimmel, "We're releasing much of the podcast in Braille!"
Take a look at all of Ferrell's countless gigs in the following video playlist and hit them Comments with your reactions to this unique (to say the least!) Late-night takeover.