12/24/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Will Ferrell's Bush On Broadway: Sneak Peek

A helicopter tether falls from the ceiling and an annoyed ex-president, George W. Bush, is lowered to the stage.

"I told them to take me someplace interesting. Someone suggested the Island of Manhattan," he says. "But I didn't realize that's just the Indian word for New York City."

With that, comedian Will Ferrell kicks off his two-hour monologue, "You're Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush."

The show premieres at the Cort Theatre on West 48th Street in February, but a surprised audience - which included "Juno" star Michael Cera - got a sneak peak of the sketch this week as Ferrell perfected his "strategery" at Los Angeles' Upright Citizens Brigade theater.

According to people in the audience, Ferrell jokes about:

* Global warming: "I believe in that about as much as I believe in Bigfoot. Then again, I believe in Bigfoot about 80 percent, so I guess that's pretty real."

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