Toronto mayor meets Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis
Published Monday, July 30, 2012 10:29AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, July 30, 2012 7:35PM EDT
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford greeted Hollywood actors Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis when they visited Toronto on Monday to promote their upcoming movie.
The comedians are visiting Toronto as part of an 11-stop promotional tour ahead of the release of The Campaign, a political satire that follows two U.S. congressional hopefuls as they attempt to outwit one another on the campaign trail.
Ferrell and Galifianakis arrived at the Hockey Hall of Fame on a Zamboni around 4:15 p.m.
Ferrell wore a Los Angeles Kings jersey with his name on the back, shouting “Let’s go Kings,” as he arrived.
The pair greeted fans outside for about five minutes before moving into the Hockey Hall of Fame, where two dozen lucky fans were also allowed inside.
The mayor presented the pair with mini Stanley Cups and “Rob Ford for Mayor” stickers and fridge magnets.
Ferrell continued to cheer for his home team inside the Hockey Hall of Fame.
“It’s exciting to be here representing Los Angeles, the home of the Stanley Cup,” Ferrell said.
Ford also had some campaign advice for the actors.
“Keep going hard. Don’t hit babies, though, you’ll lose the campaign for sure,” he said, referring to a scene in the film where one of the characters accidentally punches a baby.
From the Hockey Hall of Fame, Ferrell and Galifianakis were scheduled to attend a special screening of The Campaign at the Scotiabank Theatre at 5:15 p.m.
With files from CTV Toronto’s Andria Case