Zach Galifianakis Interview of President Obama on Between Two Ferns Wins Today

If there’s only one video you watch today, it needs to be of the interview that Zach Galifianakis did with President Barack Obama on his Funny Or Die show Between Two Ferns. I’ve watched it at least 3 times and each time, I cackle because it is hilarity personified.

It’s like a shade parade and I’m so here for it. Props to the POTUS for having such great comedic timing. He held his own with Zach.

My favorite lines:

Zach: “It kinda stinks though that you can’t run for a third time.”
President Obama: “If I ran a third time, that’d be like doing a third Hangover movie. That didn’t go so well for you, did it?”

badumtshhh gif

AND THE LOOK ZACH GAVE HIM! And the blank stare that Barack gave him right back. I was in tears!

Zach: “Be short, fat and smell like doritos and try to make it in Hollywood.”

About “That’s the thing that doesn’t work? Why would you get the guy that created the Zune to make your website?”

Zach: “I don’t have a phone. I’m off the grid. I don’t want you people looking at my texts.”
President Obama: “First of all, Zach. Nobody is interested in your texts.”


This was an incredibly smart to way to reach people and talk about and the Affordable Care Act (which is the reason why I have insurance for the first time in four years. Plus, it provided much needed cackles. I see what they did there and I like it!

Obama Ferns Jumbo

Did you watch the video? What were your favorite zingers?

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  1. MzKaraReads
    March 11, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Loved this entire snarkfest. All of the Seriouslys – ALL OF THEM! “I think that’s why you’re not president. And that’s a good thing.”

  2. Max
    March 11, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Presidential shade is delicious shade. I snarfed for a good amount of it. My faves were when POTUS bigged up Bradley Cooper & shaded Zach for shit. Smart and fabulously done. This is officially my favorite edition of Between Two Ferns.

  3. Kara
    March 11, 2014 at 3:26 pm


  4. Carroll Murphy
    March 11, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I wouldn’t let Michelle near you. Cracked me up!

  5. Robirdie23
    March 11, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    LOVED IT! My fav line was when he said you should make same sex divorce illegal and see how bad they want marriage than, I DIED! This was a great video and yes, more folks need to get covered. For reals!

  6. Mylanta
    March 11, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I loved his “Do you think a woman like Michelle would marry a nerd?” and “I wouldn’t let Michelle near you” zingers.

    • Bukky
      March 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Those were my favorite lines too! In addition to the Zune one.

  7. Tom
    March 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I think this was the 16th one. Have y’all seen the rest? All pretty damn good

  8. March 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    When he sushed the President in the first 25 seconds I busted out laughing!

  9. FallenAngel83
    March 12, 2014 at 12:58 am

    The President was hilarious! I love how he holds his own!
    My favourites were “…when I heard people actually watch this show, I was pretty surprised”; “Seriously? What’s it like for this to be the last time you ever talk to a president?”
    “First of all Zach, nobody is interested in your texts”…
    Yes, President Obama has my utmost respect!

  10. Chiquita
    March 12, 2014 at 10:33 am

    But the turkey?! LOL… And then what should we do about North IKEA?

  11. March 12, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Pure HILARITY!!!!

  12. March 12, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Our President is hilarious. He SO gets it. He’s the hippest nerd EVER!!

  13. Feminita
    March 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I lived and died so many times, I felt like the Nine Lives cat. How did the President win the Ideal Dude Trifecta: cute, funny and segzy. How do he do? I love he…

  14. Sun
    March 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    “,,,outta circulation, a turkey you couldn’t eat?”
    Wet towel shot out the gate.