Between Two Ferns is a Funny or Die production hosted by Zach Galifianakis. The show has some off-color humor and is not the normal style of interviewing of celebrities we’re used to. Most talk shows joke around and ask about a celebrity’s personal life and career, while Between Two Ferns has Zach attempting to poke fun and the celebrities not having it. Here are just a few episodes where you can witness the hilarious sense of humor the show has.
One of the most popular episodes of the show is when President Obama stopped by. At first, Zach attempted conversation by asking if Obama was upset he couldn’t run a third term, to which Obama responded that him serving a third term would be a lot like a third Hangover movie. After joking, Zach finally gets down to business and says the only reason Obama stopped by was to plug something. Obama then eagerly begins encouraging young people to sign up for health insurance through Healthcare.gov. Despite the plug, the episode is definitely a must see!
After a very eventful year for Bieber, he went on the show, where Zach poked fun at his bad behavior. For example, he lectured Justin on the peeing in a bucket incident by saying it’s fine to do so, just don’t post it on the “internets”. Eventually, the lectures turn to Zach getting frustrated and taking off his belt to beat Bieber. Bieber remains expressionless through most of the video up until the belt comes out.
Zach and Bradley Cooper have been friends since before working together on the Hangover movies, so when Cooper stops by, things get a little tense on set. But that’s mainly Zach’s fault for writing a concession speech for his friend for the Academy Awards. They get into an argument where Zach yells, “WHY DON’T YOU JUST JOIN THE BOY SCOUTS IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING?” Also, a fern is thrown in Zach’s face. Overall, the best and funniest episode. Even President Obama mentions how great Bradley Cooper was during his visit!
So if you like celebrities poking fun at each and trading to each other for laughs, head over to Funny or Die and watch all 20 episodes of Between Two Ferns. Zach has many other guests such as Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, and Will Ferrell, and each episode is hilarious and entertaining.