After his incendiary interviews with Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, and Amy Adams yesterday, Zach Galifianakis is back between two ferns with Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, and Brad Cooper. I won’t ruin any of the lines in this edition for you this time, but suffice to say, they’re pretty good. By the way, I refuse to call Brad Cooper “Bradley.” You’re already ridiculously rich and charming and handsome, you don’t get to act like your name’s not Brad by lengthening it. Your name is Brad, Brad. It’s not my job to enforce your artistic affectations.
Here’s an interview Zach Galifianakis did last week with Gordon Keith, a local TV host in Dallas. Everyone on the internet is calling it “uncomfortable” and “sphincter-clenchingly awkward.” I saw it, and just assumed it was just a well-executed gag. Keith does an incredible job of replicating Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns shtick, and I assumed by the way the awkward pauses are of almost identical length to Galifianakis’Two Ferns videos, that Galifianakis was in on it. Keith however (who it should be noted does do a comedy show), claims that this was not the case:
To answer a few important sexual questions. Zach Galifianakis is brilliant, and a damn fine actor. No, he was not “in” on it. There was no “in.” I suck as an interviewer, hence I throw them comedic softballs that they can hit outta the park. I thought Zach did just that. “Don’t forget to smell Emma” is my new ringtone. [GordonKeith]
In on it or not, Keith is definitely lying about sucking as an interviewer, because this exchange was perfection:
Bruce Willis’ Red opens this weekend, and in support of the film, he appeared on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, which as an actor, is about a thousand times more fun than talking to Billy Bush, Satan’s dead-eyed gay lover. As always, ‘Fianakis asks the best questions:
How many children do you have? Who’s your favorite, Ashton?
When you were making The Whole Ten Yards, were you ever worried that it’d be too good?
Are you aware that some actors turn down roles?
I have nothing to add to this. If I was Zach Galifianakis, I would pay hookers to shampoo my beard.