Live from Broadway, it's Will Ferrell as George W. Bush only on HBO Canada



    
    HBO's comedy event Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America. A Final Night
    with George W. Bush airs live from Broadway on Saturday, March 14 at
    9 p.m. ET/PT
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - It's time for change in America, but not without
some final words from the recently departed 43rd President of the United
States, straight out of the mouth of comedian Will Ferrell. HBO Canada, a
multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and
Astral Media's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) presents the live, HBO
comedy event Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George
W. Bush, premiering day-and-date with HBO in the U.S. on Saturday, March 14 at
9 p.m. ET/PT live from Broadway's Cort Theatre.

    Inhabiting one of his favourite political characters, made famous on
Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell provides hilarious insight into the former
president's childhood in Texas and Connecticut; his academic and social career
at Yale; his stint as a Major League Baseball co-owner; his emergence as a
political figure and governor; and his cherished - if checkered - tenure in
and frequently out of the White House. Ferrell's impersonations of President
Bush span different phases in his life while he was in office, including
"cowboy Bush", "flight suit Bush" and "presidential suit Bush".

    Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush is
Ferrell's first stage show, previewing on Broadway on Barack Obama's
inauguration day and officially opening in early February 2009. The 90-minute
event features special guest performances including a breakdancing Secret
Service agent and a satirical portrait of Condoleezza Rice. The stage show is
directed by Ferrell's longtime collaborator Adam McKay, and the March 14 show
will be directed for television by Marty Callner.

    Following the premiere, HBO Canada will air the first four episodes of
the Will Ferrell-produced half-hour comedy series Eastbound and Down, starring
Danny McBride. Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George
W Bush will also be offered in High Definition on HBO Canada HD and will be
available on Movie Central On Demand and The Movie Network OnDemand following
its network premiere.

    HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral Media's The Movie
Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western
Canada). HBO Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic
programs for which HBO is known, together with new and never-before-seen
programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events,
behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all in an
uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high
definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on demand where
available by service provider. For more information, please visit
www.hbocanada.com.

    The Movie Network is an Astral Media Television Network. Astral Media
(ACM.A/ACM.B) is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty and pay
television, radio, outdoor advertising and iMedia.

    Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B/CJR), a
Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in
specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television,
advertising services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and
children's animation.

    For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press
site, please visit http://tv.astral.com or
http://mediacentre.corusent.com/mediacentre/home.asp




For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: The Movie Network (Eastern
Canada): Nicolle Balen, (416) 956-8638, nbalen@tv.astral.com; Movie Central
(Western Canada): Owen McCorquodale, (416) 530-2249,
owen.mccorquodale@corusent.com

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