President Obama to Appear on Zach Galifianakis’ ‘Between Two Ferns’

President Obama to Appear on Zach Galifianakis' 'Between Two Ferns'

The commander-in-chief will go face to face with the always unpredictable comedian in an interview

The commander-in-chief will appear Tuesday on Zach Galifianakis's notoriously awkward “Between Two Ferns” internet show.

The New York Times reports that the  interview with President Obama will debut online at 7:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday on Funny or Die.

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Galifianakis's hilariously uncomfortable program is known for roasting its interviewees. The hirsute comedian famously told Justin Bieber “it's really exciting to talk to you, especially right in the middle of your public meltdown” and whipped him with a belt for his bad behavior. He also is widely remembered for inartfully asking Natalie Portman for her phone number on the program. Other guests of the show have included Jennifer Lawrence, Jimmy Kimmel, James Franco and Ben Stiller.

Squirm-worthy questions about the president's association with the “choom gang” are probably fair game in Galifianakis's house.

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President Obama had previously considered doing Galifianakis's show to reach out to the youth vote for his reelection campaign but decided to do a Reddit AMA instead, his former social media editor Laura Olin tweeted.

Now POTUS is looking to connect with young viewers to get them to sign up for health insurance. According to the Times:

Mike Farah, the executive producer of “Between Two Ferns,” said the website's creators approached the White House with the idea last summer after Mr. Obama reached out to Hollywood for help with the health care rollout. Mr. Farah said Mr. Obama was a good sport.

“I have to give the president credit that they were willing to trust us,” he said. “They were definitely easier than working with most Hollywood publicists.”

The six-and-a-half minute interview was recorded two weeks ago.

Watch the video here.


  • Benjamin Roussey

    You believed the Obama lying machine.
    You believed you could keep your doctor and your insurance plan. You believed
    you would have lower health care costs. You believed the website would be
    working and would work. These idiots cannot even set up a website! Hilarious!
    Just like the Germans did in the 1930s who believed an egotistical liar, you
    believed the Obama who continues to lie and earn a Pinocchio every week.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Romney was right on about Russia and the Ukraine. Again, the Obama machine was
    wrong and even mocked Romney about it. Hilarious. Liberals just do not
    understand foreign policy. Obama is a punk and a very slow learner. Obama, your
    weakness on Syria has just caused an international crisis in the Ukraine. Good
    job, another black mark on your record where there is very little bright spots.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    at city hall this week:

    “Good morning. We want to apply for a marriage license.”

    “Names?”"Tim and Jim Jones.”

    “Jones?? Are you related?? I see a resemblance.”

    “Yes, we're brothers.”

    “Brothers?? You can't get married.”

    “Why not?? Aren't you giving marriage licenses to same gender

    “Yes, thousands. But we haven't had any siblings. That's incest!”

    “Incest?” No, we are not gay.”

    “Not gay?? Then why do you want to get married?”

    “For the financial benefits, of course. And we do love each other.
    Besides, we don't have any other prospects.”

    “But we're issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples who'vebeen
    denied equal protection under the law. If you are not gay, you can get married
    to a woman.”

    “Wait a minute. A gay man has the same right to marry a woman as I have.
    But just because I'm straight doesn't mean I want to marry a woman. I want to
    marry Jim.”

    “And I want to marry Tim, Are you going to discriminate against us just
    because we are not gay?”

    “All right, all right. I'll give you your license. Next. “Keep
    going…”Hi. We are here to get married.”Names?”

    “John Smith, Jane James, Robert Green, and June Johnson.”"Who
    wants to marry whom?”

    “We all want to marry each other.”

    “But there are four of you!”

    “That's right. You see, we're all bisexual. I love Jane and Robert, Jane
    loves me and June, June loves Robert and Jane, and Robert loves June and me.
    All of us getting married together is the only way that we can express our
    sexual preferences in a marital relationship.”

    “But we've only been granting licenses to gay and lesbian couples.”

    “So you're discriminating against bisexuals!”

    “No, it's just that, well, the traditional idea of marriage is that it's
    just for couples.”

    “Since when are you standing on tradition?”

    “Well, I mean, you have to draw the line somewhere.”

    “Who says?? There's no logical reason to limit marriage to couples. The
    more the better. Besides, we demand our rights! The mayor says the constitution
    guarantees equal protection under the law. Give us a marriage license!”
    Still going…”All right, all right. Next.”

    “Hello, I'd like a marriage license.”"In what names?”
    “David Deets.”

    “And the other man?”"That's all. I want to marry myself.”

    “Marry yourself?? What do you mean?”

    “Well, my psychiatrist says I have a dual personality, so I want to marry
    the two together. Maybe I can file a joint income-tax return.”

    “That does it!? I quit!!? You people are making a mockery of

  • Benjamin Roussey

    It is called “personal
    responsibility”. We know liberals hate those two words when they are together
    because they do not want to take responsibility for their actions. It is not
    rich people’s fault you or your kids dropped out of high school. It is not rich
    people’s fault that they decided to study in high school and had the guts to
    start their own business and work at it until they had a winning product and/or
    service. It is not rich people’s fault that you chose to have a child out of wedlock
    and not listen to good advice when it was being handed to you. Most rich people
    were not born rich, they worked hard and did not spend all their spare time
    watching MTV or waiting for something to happen. They made it happen and they
    employ millions of Americans in jobs that matter. Your government job does not
    matter, most likely. And union members kill jobs but that is another story. It
    is about personal responsibility which liberals do not want to acknowledge
    because then they would have to realize their failure and stagnant professional
    is their fault and on one else’s.