Last night's New York premiere of The Campaign seemed like the ideal time to ask some hard-hitting political questions, specifically "who do you wish would run for president?"
The film, directed by Jay Roach, stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as Cam Brady and Marty Huggins, two candidates (the only two candidates) competing for congressman of North Carolina's District 13. Jason Sudeikis and a rather marvelous Dylan McDermott play Brady and Huggins's campaign advisors.
"Probably a woman, because it's about time," answered director Jay Roach, the first person we ran into on the red carpet.
"I like Obama, stick with him," said Chris Henchy, one of The Campaign's screenwriters and Brooke Shield's husband.
"Maybe Jon Stewart—I could get on board a Stewart/Colbert ticket," replied a very twinkly-eyed Jon Hamm.
Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell approached the question from a slightly different angle; "I didn't agree with his politics, but Rick Perry was so funny to me. When he got out, I was like, ‘Aw, man!' I don't know if you could beat that guy, he was really funny," Galifianakis told us.
After the film, guests relocated to Sons of Essex for some vodka cocktails and more laughs with the cast. Other notable attendees included: Scott Adsit, Derek Blasberg, Contessa Brewer, Vanessa Carlton, Joel Coen, Sofia Coppola, Judah Friedlander, Dree Hemingway, Adam Horovitz, Carrie Maclemore Oren Moverman, Aleksa Palladino, Terry Richardson, Rachel Roy, Susan Sarandon, Russell Simmons, Danny Strong, and Lindsey Wixson.