tonight show will ferrell chad smith drum off nbc 'The Tonight Show' drum off: Will Ferrell vs. Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers

Will Ferrell looks kind of like Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, so the two men will meet on Thursday night (May 22) for a “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” drum-off.

Watch the video of the drum-off here.

Apparently the root of all of this is that Ferrell has been “pretending” to be Smith ever since it became public knowledge that the two men look alike. This annoys Smith, who insists that he is, in fact, himself and the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The only way to solve this is obviously a drum-off. Smith, for one, is ready:

He even has a little trash-talk for the pretender, as evidenced by a video posted to YouTube on Thursday.

But who will be the true victor? Only “The Tonight Show” has that answer when it airs Thursday, May 22 at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Posted by:Laurel Brown