10:37am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon to Host HBO Live Royal Wedding Special in Character
Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon are getting in on the royal wedding frenzy.
The pair will host a live commentary on HBO of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming wedding as their parody broadcaster personas Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan. The Royal Wedding Live With Cord and Tish! comes after Ferrell and Shannon hosted the Rose Parade in January on Amazon in character as Cord and Tish.
Produced by Funny or Die, the broadcast will air May 19 at 7:30 a.m. ET to chronicle the event in real time, with a primetime replay later that day at 9:45 p.m. Tim Meadows and other special guests yet to be announced are expected to be on hand to help cover the wedding procession and festivities.
Hosenbeck is described as a frequent television and radio host dedicated to physical and mental wellness, who has authored more than 30 books on subjects ranging from diet to dressing for success. Cattigan is supposedly a former Miss Arizona and has written books about relationships, co-dependency, marriage and wellness. She also is known for her two-episode stint as Assistant D.A. Keller on L.A. Law.
“This wedding is going to be a blast. There will be more luxury packed into that church than all the Bed, Bath & Beyonds combined,” said Hosenbeck.
Added Cattigan: “Every little girl dreams of growing up and marrying a prince! Now I get to be front-row center of this fairytale romance. I'll be crying all day!”
The special will be executive produced and written by Ferrell and Andrew Steele, alongside producer Shannon. Funny Or Die’s Mike Farah and showrunner Bellamie Blackstone are also executive producers.