Comedian Zach Galifianakis is a huge movie star these days, but he’s still at his very best when he’s making low-fi comedy videos for the Internet. Last night, he took his immensely popular Web series Between Two Ferns to television.
Galifianakis interviewed Jon Stewart, Tina Fey and Sir Richard Branson on a Comedy Central special called Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York. What transpired was the usual awkwardness and barely-veiled insults, though it fell a bit flat at times because the interviewees were clearly in on the joke and more than happy to poke fun at themselves.
At the end of Galifianakis’ interview with “Tuna Fey,” he got a taste of his own medicine. In a moment that was clearly scripted, Fey acted as if she had had enough of Galifianakis’ insults and began dishing it out herself.
Galifianakis’ response? “That’s pretty good. For a girl.”
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