Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Since we’re right in the middle of election season, we’re undoubtedly going to be seeing presidential candidates popping up everywhere leading up to November. Most appearances will be very serious in nature on various news programs, talks shows and more, but every now and then we’ll get to have some laughs at their expense too.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared on a new episode of Funny or Die’s ongoing web series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, and though it’s not quite as charming or funny as Barack Obama’s appearance back in 2014, there are still some really good laughs to be had here.
Watch Hillary Clinton on Between Two Ferns after the jump.
The only downside to this bit is that Funny or Die might play up Clinton’s aversion to Galifianakis antics just a little too much here and there. But her reactions and answers to some of the comedian’s more ridiculous questions are still pretty entertaining. When it comes to politicians appearing on the show, I’m betting that some of these lines are written with the hope that the guest will say some of them, but it seems like most of the funnier, potentially more controversial lines reverted back to Galifianakis. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to write something like this and have to get everything approved by the politician’s camp.
Speaking of which, it really seems like Galifianakis is rather enjoying all the digs at Donald Trump in this edition of Between Two Ferns. In fact, a lot of the jokes he cracks at Trump’s expense are almost too smart for the “character” of Zach Galifianakis that usually exists on this show. Normally he’s pretty dimwitted and asks a lot of inappropriate, borderline offensive questions, which he still does here, but nearly all of them have some kind of knife-twisting punchline.
Even if you’re not supportive of Hillary Clinton at all, it’s extremely impressive and even fascinating that an active candidate for President of the United States is appearing on a web-based comedy program such as this. The fact that a sitting president appeared on the show was already a big deal before, but this just further solidifies how much power the internet and comedy can have when presenting a candidate favorably in the eyes of the American people. Will this win her votes? Probably not, but it’s probably not going to lose her any either.Cool Posts From Around the Web: