Obama on Between Two Ferns

This is kind of amazing. We’ve run many episodes of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. We’ve seen quite a few guests squirm uncomfortably as the fake talk show gives Galifianakis a chance to skewer their work and his own persona. But we’ve never seen something quite like an episode that gets President Barack Obama on Between Two Ferns.

Sure, he’s there to plug healthcare.gov, but that doesn’t mean he can’t take potshots at the Hangover movies and promise to keep the First Lady well away from Galifianakis. Obama can deploy a simple “seriously?” like no one else; I wish we could see him throwing that around in political conversations, too, but this is good enough. Read More »

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Zach Galifianakis‘ talk show Between Two Ferns made its triumphant return to Funny Or Die yesterday with a special Oscar Buzz Edition.

In Part one of this special, which we posted yesterday, Galifianakis talked to Oscar contenders Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Lining Playbook), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Naomi Watts (The Impossible) and Amy Adams (The Master).

Today we bring you Part 2 of the hilariously and awkwardly interview series, this time featuring Bradley Cooper (Silver Lining Playbook), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Sally Field (Lincoln) and another special guest from Lincoln. Watch part two of the interview special after the jump.

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 Zach Galifianakis‘ talk show Between Two Ferns makes its triumphant return to Funny Or Die with a special Oscar Buzz Edition. In Part one of this special, Galifianakis hilariously and awkwardly interviews Oscar contenders Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Lining Playbook), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Naomi Watts (The Impossible) and Amy Adams (The Master). Watch the six minute interview special after the jump.

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Everyone want to be in the Zach Galifianakis business these days. He’s in the DreamWorks film Dinner for Schmucks, which opens this week, and now the studio has bought a new pitch that is being set up as a starring vehicle for the comedian. Reply All will be written by Phil Johnston; he also wrote Cedar Rapids, the Ed Helms comedy that just finished shooting.

Galifianakis will be “a guy who hits the “reply all” button to an indiscreet e-mail, and then has to deal with the repercussions.” That’s a particular horror we can all relate to, and for which Galifianakis should be ideally suited, and there might be lots of room to build a great cast around him. [Deadline]

But the bigger news on the Galifianakis front is that he’s got a new episode of Between Two Ferns, in which he ‘interviews’ Schmucks co-star Steve CarellRead More »

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One of the best web series going is the talk show parody Between Two Ferns, which features Zach Galifianakis as a selfish, boorish host of a cable celebrity talk show. He’s speared guests like Jon Hamm, Jimmy Kimmel and Natalie Portman in the past, and now talks to Charlize Theron. But Charlize isn’t fazed by the Galifianakis persona in the same way his guests have been in the past, and the results are some of the most hilarious the series has to offer. Read More »

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