Ferrell Staying Classy with Local Event

Ferrell and Blind Lady Alehouse to host a sold out night

By Joseph M.D. Young
|  Sunday, Jan 30, 2011  |  Updated 8:44 AM PDT
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Ferrell Staying Classy with Local Event

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Funnyman Will Ferrell and his auctioneer wife, Viveca Paulin-Ferrell, welcomed baby No. 3, Axel, on Jan. 23. He joins big brothers 5-year-old Magnus and 3-year-old Mattias in the Farrell household.

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Actor and comedian Will Ferrell has played a range of characters, from a cow bell-slaying musician on Saturday Night Live to the beer-drinking "Frank the Tank" in the film "Old School."

Off the screen, the 43-year-old's hobbies are a bit more ambitious.

"I hate cancer," Ferrell said. "But I love college."

The man who once played the San Diego-based Ron Burgundy in "Anchorman" is returning to town next week to help raise money for a Los Angeles-based charity, Cancer for College.

The event, which is set for Feb. 5 at Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights, seeks to raise money for cancer patients who need financial help attending college.

The charity is founded by Craig Pollard, a former fraternity brother of Ferrell at the University of Southern California.

Ferrell has already raised $50,000 for the group by auctioning off a role in one of his movies, the organization said.

Besides Ferrell’s funny antics, guests at the sold-out show can look forward to a multi-course meal paired with eight different local-brewed beers, including one inspired by Ferrell called “Will Powered IPA."

As Ferrell said in "Old School": "Once it hits your lips, it's so good."

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