Host interviews guest, everyone laughs. Simple in theory, but it’s really a brilliant complexity that has few masters. Zach Galifianakis is one of those masters. This week we are featuring the work of this comedic sensei who has given the web a pure gem of awkward humor with Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. If you’ve been paying attention goofing off lately, you might also remember his online vodka series done for Absolut and his splendid fun times with Tim and Eric.
Zach knows how to break through the mindless PR jib-jab of most celebrity interviews by pushing annihilating the comfort level of his guests. Whether that means molesting Michael Cera (above) or harassing Jimmy Kimmel, he’s on it. With three episodes now out on Funny or Die—the latest has Zach interviewing Mad Men star Jon Hamm—you still have time to catch this before its old news.
This is called trust. Absolut basically said to Zach and the Tim and Eric creators Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, do anything you want just make sure you mention our vodka. And with it came a beehive-rocking Zach in a three part ad series made for the internet debuting in March, another in May and the latest part up in July. Watch again, it only gets better.
This one is just a treat to give you some Zach alone with his stand-up comedy routine. Only here he decided to test it out with some eager little preschoolers. They laugh at poop jokes too, who knew?