When one thinks of Zach Galifianakis, the word dysfunctional comes to mind. He is a comedian, an actor, and a genius at playing idiot savants. As the host of celebrity talk show Between Two Ferns on Funny or Die, he asks all of the wrong questions in the clumsiest ways possible to a slew of high-profile guests. Being a comedy show, this is expected on Between Two Ferns and the show has attracted many celebrities, including president Obama and Brad Pitt. While it can be argued that Between Two Ferns is not a legitimate talk show, show producer Scott Aukerman says it is “95% improvised,” which is actually probably not that hard for Galifianakis to do.
Here are some of our favorite interviews.
Zach interviews Brad, feat. surprise guest – Even with the knowledge that Brad Pitt knows what he’s getting into, the cringe is strong with this one. Maybe he’s an amazing actor, maybe he’s actually completely put off by his interviewer. Anyways, episode rating: 10/10. Side note: RIP Brangelina.
- Galifianakis interviews M. Cera – In 2008, this episode premiered the show and was released featuring a highly uncomfortable Michael Cera. Warning: you will also be highly uncomfortable. Episode rating: 5 Stars.
Zachy G. interviews Charlizey T. – Initially, I had no idea whether Charlize Theron was trolling or flirting in this one but then it became clear she was definitely trolling. Episode rating: gold trophy #1.
Aside from these highlights, guests on Between Two Ferns have included Barack Obama, Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Bruce Willis, Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber, a bunch of Oscar nominees in 2013, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, and multiple surprise guest appearances. The incompetence of Galifianakis as the host of Between Two Ferns is so well done that you will be hooked after watching one short clip. And after you binge watch every episode, get some fresh air with live comedy at Stand Up NY.