Few things thus far on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” have been more epic than the Will Ferrell-Chad Smith drum-off performed on Thursday (May 22). The comedian and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer chatted and drummed their way into history, even if the whole thing could have used more cowbell.
First, there was the interview portion of the night, in which the doppelgangers switched roles to talk about their origins as drummers and whether or not Chad Smith ever really existed.
Then came the drum-off itself — alternating solos in which the two men showed off their stuff. Who was the winner?
This was never a contest of skill. It was merely a contest of cowbell. And no one beats Will Ferrell at the cowbell.