WATCH: Will Ferrell Anchors Newscast as Ron Burgundy

Anchorman 2 is already one of the most anticipated films coming this winter, but the promotional push for the sequel is still strong. As part of that, Will Ferrell made an appearance in Bismarck, North Dakota on Saturday, where he anchored an entire newscast as his character, Ron Burgundy.

While reading the network’s (KXMD) real news stories, the actor indulged in awkward banter with co-anchor Amber Schatz. He also interacted with the station’s sports and weather reporters, who could only do so much to suppress laughter.

Things really get super awkward at the end, when then news team gifts Ron with a cashmere sweater which he mistakes for a burp towel — and then forgets to read his lines. Check it out here:

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