Will Ferrell, who made his impression of former President George W. Bush famous on “Saturday Night Live,” has brought the president to Broadway. “You’re Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush” opened earlier this month and has already recouped its investment of $2.09 million, according to the New York Times.
According to a review in the newspaper, “this production is less about the legacy of George W. Bush than it is about the comic persona that has been perfected by Will Ferrell. ‘You’re Welcome America’ is a lot like Mr. Ferrell’s more middling movies, not quite on a level with ‘Blades of Glory’ or ‘Talladega Nights.’ Sometimes it’s really funny, and sometimes it sort of sags.” Read the rest of the review here.
From what I read, the show is definitely for mature audiences. Whether you were a fan of the former president or not, I think it’s great that we live in a country where this kind of satire can be presented.
And it seems like Bush supporters will enjoy the show. A self-proclaimed Bush supporter who commented at the end of the article wrote “I was prepared to be insulted but i wasnt. It’s been an american tradition to lampoon our presidents since the days of George Washington.”