It’s become a right of passage for A-listers pitching their latest movies. Ben Stiller, Charlize Theron and Michael Cera have all sat down Between with Zach Galifianakis on his public access set—complete with two faux ferns—for the web’s most awkward interview. It’s the internet’s Colbert Report, a painfully uncomfortable, yet utterly hilarious defaming of top stars through an oddball persona that never breaks character.
The ninth episode (above) of the Streamy Award-winning web series (Best Comedy Web Series and Best Male Actor in a Comedy Web Series) was just released on Funny or Die. This time it’s Steve Carell up for a little tete-a-tete with his Dinner for Schmucks co-star.
Carell is no stranger to characters spewing socially inappropriate comments, and he wastes no time landing the first blow on his portly opponent. Has Zach met his match here?
“You know I hear the camera adds ten pounds,” quipped Carell. “Looks like you’ve eaten five cameras.”
Galifianakis and Carell are both in the new Paramount comedy Dinner for Schmucks which opens tomorrow, so there’s an obvious timing to its release. Still, if that’s what it takes to lure Carell into a web series appearance, we really can’t complain.