‘Anchorman’ Live Read With Original Cast Scheduled for November

By September 6, 2013
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Burgundy weights

1001…1002…1003…oh, hello there. I wasn’t expecting company. Just doing my workout. Friday’s arms and back. Oh, it’s the deep burn. Oh, it’s so deep! Oh, I can barely lift my arm to type this, I did so many. I don’t know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand.

But now that you’re here, there’s some fantastic Anchorman-related news that you need to know about. If you live in the Los Angeles area, are a mega-fan of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and have some serious cash to spare, you can now buy tickets to a Live Read of Anchorman that’s being put together by producer Judd Apatow and director Adam McKay. The event is a benefit for 826LA.org and their free programs for children, and it will feature original cast members Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Jack Black, and some “big deal musical guests.” And if that weren’t enough, the event will be hosted by Conan O’Brien.

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Click here to buy tickets. VIP tickets are on sale now, and they’ll set you back $500 apiece. No word yet on how much regular admission tickets are, but the VIP set will get you preferential seating at the event and admission to a VIP reception with McKay, Apatow, and the cast members. My fiance and I bought tickets about five minutes after we first heard about this; we’re both Anchorman fanatics, and this is the type of once in a lifetime opportunity we had to experience for ourselves. (I’ll write up a recap of the night here at GeekNation, so stay tuned for that.) The Live Read will take place on November 21st, 2013, at the Eli & Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California.

I wonder if Apatow and McKay will take a page out of Jason Reitman’s playbook and have the cast read different parts than the ones they played in the movie. That seems like an interesting way to switch things up for them (and maybe Conan will get in on the action), but I’ll be thrilled just to see this group of hilarious people in the same room together riffing on the script and cracking each other up. And who could those “big deal” musical guests be? We’ll find out in just a couple of months.

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Ben is a writer living in Los Angeles, California. His work has been featured at ScreenRant.com, FirstShowing.net, MySpace.com, GeekTyrant.com, and many more sites across the web. Some of his favorite movies include The Rocketeer, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Tombstone, Lucky Number Slevin, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Collateral, Double Indemnity, Back to the Future and The Prestige. Follow him on Twitter: @BenPears.