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Will Ferrell and Joel McHale visit the Hammer Museum

November 28, 2019

Ok, we just need one more thing from you, and then we’re done for the day. Ok… Can you do a VIP tour? Just five minutes– five minutes. Ok. It’s great to be here at the Hammer. Museum. Thank you for having me. It’s called “Stories of Almost Everyone.” There are stories being told. In these rooms. That’s a definite. Almost everyone? Mmm..I don’t know about that. I’d say 5 to 10 people. The stories of 5 to 10 people, that’s what it should be called. This is a work by Darren Bader. It’s a facsimile of a John McCracken. McCracken was someone who’s known for projecting narratives into a kind of minimalist form. In Darren’s case, it’s full of just kind of–junk. So if we cracked it open– There’d be stuff inside. A piñata of sorts. We know that there’s something inside, but we don’t necessarily know what’s in it. Uh, it’s killing me, it’s driving me crazy. We all know what’s inside. Cocaine. This is a work by Jason Dodge. And there are works where pillows that have only been slept on by acrobats. Yeah.This is really good. And just–like–hanging around circuses? And said “Would you mind–” “Sleeping on this purple pillow.” Yup. I’m sure some said “No, no way.” “No way, weirdo.” “That sounds crazy to me.” And others were like, “I don’t care.” We discussed it and I thought ok, alright. I’m warming up to it but ultimately, no. How was install for this one? This one, similarly, it was about a day. Day! Yeah. This is a piece by Kasper Bosmans. And then they’re–they’re laid on the ground in a certain– It was more… Way or haphazard? Some of the pieces that seemed to be randomly placed actually took hours if not days to set up in a specific way. So that is another interesting discussion as to whether that is, uh, time well-spent, or not. When the lights go off, and there’s no one here, and there’s a guard outside that door, making sure no one gets in, to move those socks… It brings me a strange joy. And I’m not kidding. To install the telephone poles–it took 25 people– to carry one telephone pole. Up the stairs. That’s possibly an artist going, “I got 25 people to carry telephone poles up stairs….” Which is poor planning on the Hammer Museum’s… When they built this museum they should’ve… Thought of that ahead of time. I gotta take off– Intervention. I’ll see you guys later. That was great fun. Chew this cocoa leaf. In the mines, in order to stay awake… After not being able to export the cocoa leaf because –Drugs are illegal? Yeah, shipping drugs are illegal, exactly… I wanna…. Is it weird, I wanna eat it, I wanna take a bite of it. Wait, a person stands there and strips? Yeah. And then does a reverse striptease. Hubba hubba. It’s a 2 carat diamond ring, produced from the ashes of the Mexican architect Luis Barragán. It’s a little baffling. It’s too much for you. It’s a little too much.[ This is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Is this like one of those relaxation tools? You know, like a white noise machine? Cause it’s so soothing. Wow. Ofttimes though it’s more or less dormant. You know. It’s kind of a sleeping piano– But it won’t– Ah!… Did you press–did you press the button or flick the switch? Flick the switch. Fuck. Did I break it?? No, just has to be reset now. Yes! So we’re closed tomorrow. So this is the mail of the museum that’s been redirected here over the course of the exhibition. It’s a work by Mungo Thomson. Here’s my concern– Ok. There are actual pertinent pieces of mail that need to be looked at. Bills, um, I don’t know. Someone’s jury duty notice. Right at 4:20? 4:20. What if Will and I decided to send fresh oysters to the museum? Yes. They would have to go here. Whoa. I wouldn’t… I’m not going to send them. And this you can touch. This you cannot touch. Interesting concept, by taking a variety of objects that might not be seen as art. And seeing it through the lens of the artist. I know a lot of people like, “I don’t know if this is art–” It’s definitely art. I would say. I think. I appreciate the effort. I can’t do it. Well some of it I could do. They should definitely come see the show. Staring at them for a long time with other people kind of makes it art. You walk up to something like a suitcase and you think it’s just a suitcase but it’s–I mean, it is a suitcase. But it’s not.


  • Reply BLIGHTY July 19, 2018 at 4:12 am

    One. Huge. Wank.

  • Reply Jason Ellet July 19, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I’d send a box of ham

  • Reply John James July 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Will dude (big fan). but you missed a great joke.
    You can play the NUTCRACKER SUITE on the piano and crack walnuts at the same time.
    Oh dude. 🙂

  • Reply John James July 19, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Will, I tried to warn the museum about the design flaw, should you want to bring 50ft phone poles in.
    But just as I rang it through the line went dead.

  • Reply tcj July 20, 2018 at 1:19 am

    This socks!

  • Reply I'm not Wanda July 20, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    This just reminded me that we have to wait til next year for a new season of "its always sunny in Philadelphia" ?

  • Reply frolickinglions July 21, 2018 at 6:07 am

    The comments are more interesting than this video/exhibition/museum.

  • Reply Hayd July 21, 2018 at 6:30 am

    burn all that shit…

  • Reply Megware July 22, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Love everything about this and I would like to go to this exhibit

  • Reply L D July 23, 2018 at 10:34 am

    What an incredible waste of Human Resources . A stupid museum. Every abstract thought does not constitute art ! I put it in the lease of a comparison to cave art and other expression . Bizarreness or even random ideas does not constitute work, creativity cohesive or abstract thought !

  • Reply john smith July 24, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Who said what?

  • Reply Clifford Farley July 24, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    I hope this is a joke.

  • Reply Peter Bowman July 25, 2018 at 5:14 am


  • Reply NELOPES7 July 25, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Why did they take the music from it's always Sunny .. ???
    Fuck this

  • Reply PianoMan347 July 25, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    "Did you press the button or flick the switch?"
    "I flicked the switch."

  • Reply Richard Palmer July 26, 2018 at 11:23 am

    starting to think theres not even one hammer in that whole museum. highly disappointed

  • Reply izem amnon July 27, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Save art from this shit

  • Reply ApocaIypse666 August 4, 2018 at 8:11 am

    modern art today is "SHIT" yeah it's "SHIT" they even call a blank canvass an "ART"

  • Reply Barnaby Dodd August 4, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    I can't believe people actually make money off of that dumb shit.

  • Reply The Umberto August 6, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Whats up with the sunny music?

  • Reply Bella Biesel August 6, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    There you have it folks..the left in ALL it’s glory.

  • Reply x August 6, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    i see what you did there. Phenomenal display

  • Reply x August 6, 2018 at 10:04 pm


  • Reply CRT Mojo August 7, 2018 at 7:10 am

    I want to say this is fake art but I've seen lots of crap like this in galleries. Lol a sucker will buy anything.

  • Reply Charles Francis August 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    If THIS is art, then I'm a GENIUS!!!

  • Reply Nick Lang August 7, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Haha this was great. I think I know how they did it and they did it very well.

  • Reply phat cat mouse killer August 7, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Stupid click bait I thought this was a Museum about ? hammers

  • Reply Brian Sparrow August 8, 2018 at 10:04 am

    When I read that they were touring the Hammer Museum, I just assumed that it was a museum that celebrated the hammer throughout history. I am now disappointed that that is not the case.

  • Reply David Barton August 8, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    All I can think about is the new season of Sunny….hurry the hell up gang!

  • Reply Nils Headley August 10, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Well, it figures that grads from USC and UW wouldn't get the high fallutin' art of a UCLA.

  • Reply photondance August 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Literally every piece of work here, is a fully comprehensive story of me!

  • Reply Saminbound August 13, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    You can see Joel Mchale trying not to laugh at Will Ferrel pretty much the whole time

  • Reply SomeRandomGuy164 August 13, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    What's up with the It's Always Sunny soundtrack?

  • Reply Ingrima August 13, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    In total honesty…was this exhibition set up as a joke for the sake of the sketch? Probably not (would be too much work), but if some non artist decided to put a lot of weird random stuff in there for a comedy sketch, would you honestly be able to tell the difference?

  • Reply Ingrima August 13, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    "Staring at them for a long time with other people kind of makes it art"

  • Reply Fhantom99 August 13, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    I have a blue pillow that has only been slept on by pedophiles…. TO THE MUSEUM!!!!

    4:40 "Mungo only pawn in game of life" ~ Mungo Thomson

    "Clean up your Goddamn mess!" ~Mungo's Mom

  • Reply Benjamin Flynn August 13, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    1:54 “How long was install for this one?” ? I’m dead

  • Reply Benjamin Flynn August 13, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Artistry connotes skill. This kind of thing requires no skill of any kind. Delusional people who think they are artists. Ridiculous.

  • Reply Matt Irwin August 13, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    this may just be the most retarded hipster invention since the bringing back of handlebar mustaches in 2010.

  • Reply Alex August 14, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Guys, contemporary art will remain like this for as long as there are people angrily saying that it's not art and that it has no merit, because that's the point of it.

  • Reply John Guastavino August 15, 2018 at 2:10 am

    The Always Sunny music is just distracting.

  • Reply Dabad August 15, 2018 at 3:07 am

    This isn't a real museum is it? People can't be this fucked up can they?

  • Reply Kenneth Harkin August 15, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    I was hoping to see hammers.

    They should have gone here:

  • Reply Ben R. August 15, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    420 everyday? 420!? ?

  • Reply Andrew Vaaler August 15, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    This is art… just terrible and contrived art

  • Reply Elizabeth McKinley August 18, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Anyone else initially think the short dude was David Duchovney?

  • Reply Nicolas Cacace August 22, 2018 at 1:29 pm


  • Reply Nicolas Cacace August 22, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    It just not a Hammer Museum unless you have a sign under each display that reads:
    "U Can't Touch This!"

  • Reply syx syx August 23, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    will should be on diplay………we'll call it "the guy who makes movies with felons and makes movies for college frat boys who drunkill their fellow frats…….if you make a movie with Felonious Wahlberg you're making money with a criminal.

  • Reply mahchymk93 August 25, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Why the fuck is it's always sunny in Philadelphia music being played in the background?

  • Reply MCRodriguez1989 August 25, 2018 at 3:25 am

    Is it too late to send fresh oysters to that museum?

  • Reply Steve White August 25, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    That is the greatest exhibition in history.

  • Reply TheKingby1 August 27, 2018 at 9:58 am

    I swear to god I thought I'd be watching Will Ferrell walk around a room full of hammers

  • Reply Christopher Lugo August 29, 2018 at 4:06 am

    Must send fresh oysters!

  • Reply i cant splel August 29, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    those artists love art so much they shouldve got paid with drawn money

  • Reply Robert Tilden August 30, 2018 at 4:12 am

    I can't believe Joel made them have to reset the piano. What if it's not on display for an entire day? That's going to disappoint all of the people with no taste who go there!

  • Reply SpaceExplorer August 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    they remind me of my retarded dads

  • Reply Tronald Dump August 31, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Pffff jezus christ how lazy the "artists" have become..
    I took a shit this morning that i probably could have sold to this museum…
    Should have called it the museum of pretentious bullshit but i guess that one was taken

  • Reply Drew Chamberlain September 2, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    This song only belongs in Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia

  • Reply Kimberly Colley September 3, 2018 at 11:39 am

    0 hammers in the Hammer Museum. V. disappointed. Would not watch again.

  • Reply Puvin Terumalay September 4, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    yeah and i wonder why the fuck the real artistes ( us) remain poor.

  • Reply Stephan Humphrey September 7, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Always sunny in Philadelphia music

  • Reply jaeden henkel September 8, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Wait to just steal all your music from it's always sunny. I will NEVER visit the hammer museum…EVER.

  • Reply Jerry From The Block September 8, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I thought this would be a museum about hammers.
    Utterly disappointed

  • Reply Amos Perry September 9, 2018 at 1:36 am

    If this is art my room is a Jackson Pollock painting.

  • Reply Jan van Speyk September 11, 2018 at 9:03 am

    I am beginning to suspect modern art is an inside joke.

  • Reply spandexonjailers September 14, 2018 at 3:01 am

    they really used only IASIP music lol

  • Reply Ivan Guderian October 7, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    These galleries are designed to mock the working class.

  • Reply Adam Magill October 8, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    lol mordern art bullshit

  • Reply Eddie Badilla October 8, 2018 at 10:34 pm


  • Reply vandermixon October 10, 2018 at 4:34 am

    The real Hammer Museum is in Haines, AK!

  • Reply FreedomFTR October 13, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Who else was expecting a Museum for the exquisite 1990's musical art created by none other than MC HAMMER?

  • Reply Gene Pozniak October 18, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    And WHO, praytell, MCs the Hammer Museum? -_-

  • Reply La dee da October 25, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    I don't know how I got here, but, I'm pleasantly surprised.

  • Reply Thumb Phuckers November 18, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    It’s always sunny in the hammer museum

  • Reply Chris Flaherty November 20, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Idk why McHale and Ferrell are together here but they’re a great combo. I love how they crack each other up with their questions on the piano and shoes

  • Reply Pat Anderson December 11, 2018 at 1:55 am

    amazingly, i don't think they realized how ridiculous this "art" is when they made this video.

    sad that a great painter or sculptor is replaced by a guy who throws two socks on the ground!

  • Reply JAMES SKINGLEY December 13, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Looking at the shoes…" How long was it to install for this one?" "I think about a day" "DAY!!!???" lol

  • Reply hidalgo kaballiero December 24, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    weirdly, i come back to watch this video from time to time
    the way they did it is just so relaxing

  • Reply Damien December 31, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I can't tell if it's real or a joke…

  • Reply Josh Martin January 12, 2019 at 5:20 am

    I make art.

    Art in museums should have a “wow” element to it and should be able to impress the viewer.

    Not just…confuse them.

  • Reply wacky val January 16, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    This is the real Hammer Museum

  • Reply Christopher Cudney February 27, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Not a single ? one star

  • Reply Stan vaksman March 1, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Wait this is a joke right

  • Reply Walter K Bauer April 5, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    This is the "Art" Hitler warned the World about.
    The sickness of Not creating something to elevate the human experience, but to remove it to the everyday items of life, that anyone can make.

    Do you wanna bet they remake this whole vlog and praise every aspect of the Museum???

  • Reply Sierra B. April 13, 2019 at 4:59 am

    ???i really needed to laugh, i am so glad i watched this.

  • Reply Sock Cucka May 8, 2019 at 9:20 am

    This is embarrassingly unfunny

  • Reply LoneLawyer May 17, 2019 at 4:02 am

    LA should be bombed just for having this art museum

  • Reply Anthony Lopez May 25, 2019 at 9:56 am

    This is a toilet filled with my Poop after eating nothing but broccoli for a week…. look at it isn’t it a masterpiece

  • Reply Bea Jack September 3, 2019 at 4:31 am

    I liked the piano but everything else is kind of just “I’m an artist with rich friends, so I can do whatever and it’s considered a deep visual creation.” Even though it’s literally socks or a pillow

  • Reply Daisy Achieng September 3, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    This is stupid
    Where is the Picasso masterpieces??
    Modern art is so stupid….its a shame

  • Reply Dominic Dannies September 4, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Where is Abed ? Britta ? Annie and Shirley ? And why does Pierce looks so different ?

  • Reply bamfbabybamf September 12, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Dumbest shit ever

  • Reply kurzor0007 September 13, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Never realized how significant and relevant The Emperor's New Clothes are in this day and age

  • Reply ViralOne September 13, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Modern art is absolute shoit!

  • Reply MorbidManMusic October 16, 2019 at 1:37 am

    I think there are some good pieces. The telephone poles are beautiful.

  • Reply Johnny Wemps November 22, 2019 at 1:57 pm


  • Reply Johnny Wemps November 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Modern art is destroying art

  • Reply Sophia Azhiev November 22, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    As in hammer time ??

  • Reply Pupsik952 November 28, 2019 at 4:00 am


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