In honor of the 25th anniversary of their first local television coverage of the New Year's Day tradition, Amazon Prime Video and Funny or Die are teaming up to give veteran morning talk show hosts Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan the opportunity to announce the 2018 Rose Parade on the national stage!
Wait — what's that? "Who's Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan?" Excellent question; but while you may not know who Hosenback and Cattigan are, you're definitely familiar with their real-world counterparts: Saturday Night Live alums Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon. Ferrell and Shannon are returning to their beloved characters, with "Hosenback and Cattigan" announcing that they will be hosting The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish for the streaming service on New Year's Day, Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET.
You can check out Hosenback and Cattigan's excitement over the news in their announcement video:
"Tish and I wait all year for this and this year it's going to be the biggest, the best, the most fun parade ever!" – Cord Hosenbeck
"Pasadena in January! I wouldn't miss it for the world!" – Tish Cattigan
For their parts, both the Tournament of Roses and Amazon Prime Video appreciate the importance of using such a revered event as the Rose Parade to honor broadcasting legends like Hosenbeck and Cattigan:
"We are honored to work with Amazon Prime Video on this exciting broadcast."
– Lance Tibbet, Tournament of Roses President, Lance Tibbet.
"Cord and Tish are parade legends, beloved the world over, and it was such a coup for us to steal them away to Amazon Prime Video for their first-ever live-streamed parade. We're excited to bring Prime members this unprecedented live event from these veteran parade commentators."
– Heather Schuster, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals
A frequent television and radio host, Hosenbeck has authored over 30 books on a wide variety of subjects ranging from diet to dressing for success. Having previously served as Miss Arizona, Cattigan has written books about relationships, co-dependency, marriage and wellness; and is fondly remembered for her two-episode run as Assistant D.A. Keller on NBC's L.A. Law.