Highly skilled NBA announcer and actor Will Ferrell helped kick off Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans over the weekend by reigning over the Krewe of Bacchus parade.
Dressed as King Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, with a crown atop his head, Ferrell tossed beads and coins into the crowd of revelers. (Update: He also threw mini cowbells.) The actor has been filming the comedy “The Campaign,” also known as “Dog Fight,” in the Louisiana city. His co-star Zach Galifianakis also rode on a float, but sadly there isn’t photographic evidence of this.
Past kings include Andy Garcia, Val Kilmer, James Gandolfini, Nicolas Cage and a number of other famous gentlemen. See more photos from the parade below.
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