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Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Night Videos

Here's a handy tip: when your antidepressants don't work like they should because you've been drinking like you shouldn't, crawl in bed, close the door on the outside world that doesn't understand you anyways, and watch Between Two Ferns. Like pranayama yoga and meditation, between Two Fern with Zach Galifianakis is good medicine. Naturally.

That last bit sounded like an ad, right? Like, I could do ads. Wait, that would not bring meaning to my life at all. Never mind.

Zach Galifianakis, photo by Matthew Rodgers
Photo: Matthew Rodgers

Premiering in 2008, the premise of this Funny or Die web series is simple: Zach interviews his famous friends in his signature expressionless, sex-offender-next-door kind of way. His questions and observations are a sweet combination of "clueless" and "dick." But what's really refreshing is when he messes things up. When that happens, you can laugh at him and then feel better about your own existence that has been little more than a series of letdowns and strange neighbors.

What's that you say? You're not familiar with Zach's work? Why, he's the actor/comedian who has kind of replaced Jack Black as Hollywood's favorite lovable, chubby oddball. Zach Black, Jack Galifianakis, and chubby plus lovable equals chubbable. Synergy, synergy, synergy, synergy!

To date, Galifianakis has interviewed many people with double l's in their names such as Steve Carrell, Will Ferrell, and Ben Stiller. Then, last week, there was a 30-minute Ferns special on Comedy Central. I haven't seen it because I refuse to pay for cable therefore once again, everything I love gets co-opted by the mainstream and I might as well die.

Try to enjoy your weekend. I cannot because I'm very sensitive artist!


Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Steve Carell from Between Two Ferns


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