"Approximately 90 Minutes
with Will Ferrell and some other people..."

Charity event benefiting Cancer for College
Will Ferrell will share behind the scenes stories from throughout his career while sharing the stage with his good friend and two-time cancer survivor, Craig Pollard. It will be an evening of inspiration, laughter and good times for the whole family.

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
SEATTLE, WA
Doors: 7:00 PM  -  Showtime: 7:30 p.m.

GENERAL TICKET ONSALE BEGINS
SATURDAY, JUNE 21 AT 10:00 a.m.


 

SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
       
The Brodman Family • The Kelly Family • Strong Bridge
Chaplin's Automotive Group
Special Support from


VIP PRE EVENT

*Special ticket required for entry

FAQ
What is this show all about? 
It's a sit down interactive interview featuring comedy icon Will Ferrell and his friend, two-time cancer survivor /double amputee Craig Pollard conducted by local King 5 newsman Dennis Bounds.  It will feature clips and behind the scenes stories from throughout Will's career while shedding a spotlight on Craig's inspirational story.  There will also be an interactive portion where fans will be able to ask questions.  You will laugh and you will cry, but you will mostly laugh!
How much are seats? 
Tickets range from $75 up to a $500 VIP ticket which includes a signed gift from Will Ferrell (It's a cowbell) and access to the private pre-show beer garden for complimentary food and drinks courtesy of Eureka!.
Can I pick my seat? 
Yes, click on the ticket link and select your seat.  There is a limit of 6 tickets per purchase.
What time does the show start?  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Can I Meet, Take a Picture  or Get an Item signed by Will Ferrell? 
Unfortunately, there will not be a time for the general audience to meet Will.  With that in mind, we will have a variety of movies and cool items that have been autographed by Will that will be for sale in the lobby the night of the show.  All the proceeds from the sales of those items will benefit the charity Cancer for College.
Can I ask Will Ferrell a Question? 
Yes, there is a chance you could ask Will a question. During the show, there will be microphones in the audience and Will is going to be taking questions.  If you've ever wondered if he likes a nice peanut butter and jelly sandwich or if he's ever worn an alpaca sweater, now is your time to shine.  Look out for the microphones during the show.
Why is Will Ferrell coming to Seattle? 
Will is a huge supporter of Cancer for College, a charity that provides college scholarships to cancer survivors.  This event benefits cancer survivors either from or attending school in the Pacific Northwest.
Where is the Show again?
Meany Hall - University of Washington
4140 George Washington Ln NE
Seattle, WA 98105

If we did not answer your message, please feel from to contact us at info@cancerforcollege.org

PRESS RELEASE
Spend Approximately 90 Minutes with Comedy Icon Will Ferrell for Charity
 

ONE-NIGHT-ONLY BENEFIT EVENT SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 19 AT MEANY HALL 

SEATTLE - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend an evening with Will Ferrell? Well, the Pacific Northwest is about to find out as the comedy icon comes to Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus on Friday, September 19th for a one-of-a-kind event “ to benefit his favorite charity, Cancer for College.

 
The event billed as “Approximately 90 Minutes with Will Ferrell and Some Other People,” will feature the Saturday Night Live alum and star of films such as Old School, Elf, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, The Other Guys and Anchorman on stage sharing humorous and insightful stories from throughout his entire career. Ferrell will be joined by his good friend Craig Pollard who is a two-time cancer survivor, double amputee and founder of the charity Cancer for College which for the past 20 years has been providing college scholarships to cancer survivors.

 

“I’m going to Seattle? Whoever booked this is so fired,” said Ferrell “I guess we will show up, do some stuff, talk about things, maybe work in a joke or two. Honestly, this is news to me. You are catching me completely off guard. Apparently it’s for charity, and we will be sending some cancer survivors to college, so I’m happy to be there, but as for you people buying tickets to this show, there is no telling what you are going to get.  It could be brilliant or I may just stare back at the audience for 90 minutes. I guess you will have to show up to see what happens.”

 
Serving as host for the evening will be King 5 Newsman Dennis Bounds. Bounds will lead Pollard and Ferrell, who met in college while at the University of Southern California, through an entertaining and interactive dual interview punctuated with photos, video clips and audience participation. The end result that will be emotional, uplifting, informational and above all humorous.
 
Tickets go on sale through www.cancerforcollege.org on Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m.  Ticket prices range from $75 to special $500 VIP seats that include a special pre-show party and signed gift from Will. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. on September 19 with show time at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Cancer for College Pacific Northwest scholarship fund which specifically funds scholarships for cancer survivors either from or attending school in the Pacific Northwest.
 
The event is sponsored by Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Medicine, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Strong-Bridge, Redfin and Chaplin’s Automotive Group.
 
About Cancer for College
Cancer for College was founded in 1993 by two-time cancer survivor and double-amputee Craig Pollard.  Craig saw first-hand how cancer can not only devastate a family physically and emotionally, it can wipe them out financially as well.  Since inception, the charity has worked to bridge the financial gap for these families who have been through so much. granted nearly $2 million in scholarship to over 1,000 cancer survivors across the country including over $175,000 to survivors from the Pacific Northwest.  Please visit the website at: http://www.cancerforcollege.org
 


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