Before Tina Fey created the Sarah Palin knockoff, Will Ferrell gained fame for his “Saturday Night Live” impersonation of President Bush.
Now the comedic film star has plans to bring his presidential mimicking to the Broadway stage.
“You’re Welcome America – A Final Night With George W. Bush” will enable Ferrell to make his stage debut in a one-man show.
The actor will collaborate with “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights” writer Adam McKay for a performance that’s scheduled to open in 2009.
Ferrell generally approached his SNL Bush in a lighthearted way.
A quote attributed to Ferrell may fuel some optimism for the Broadway Bush character: “I’m no tortured, anger-stoked, deeply neurotic comic. Just a pretty low-key normal guy – a, ‘Hey, the glass is half-full’ kind of a guy. But please keep it quiet, or I may never work again.”