The Authentic Experience
Our magazine had put former Saturday Night Live comedian Will Ferrell on our worst list. I’ve heard from many collectors that he just doesn’t sign. And I was thrilled the night he was on Conan O’Brien and held a copy of AUTOGRAPH. Conan asked him about why he was so bad at signing autographs, and Ferrell did this bit where he said it was impossible for him to sign. He then held up his hand, showing an elaborate hook he had instead of a hand.
Well, Zach is out promoting the movie THE CAMPAIGN, which stars Ferrell. Zach starts the story by saying “We got to the airport, and these autograph dealers were there. Grown men, standing in an airport waiting for his autograph. He didn’t sign, and we went into the city. Later when we got back, the same guys were there. These were adult men, David. Waiting for his autograph. I told him to just moon the guys, because…nobody moons anybody any more. The window went down, and I heard those guys say ‘Oh God!’ And not one autograph signed!”
This is the reputation autograph collectors get, because of all the dealers out there.