• 4 Between Two Ferns interviews to get you excited for the movie

    The Funny or Die series Between Two Ferns is reportedly being turned into a feature-length film on Netflix, and production is already underway. Zach Galifianakis, of course, will return as your socially inept (or rude) host.

    The Hollywood Reporter reports that series co-creator and frequent director Scott Aukerman will be helming the film, and though the plot hasn’t been disclosed, it will stick to the low-budget talk show segments its audience has come to love and expect. Peter Dinklage, David Letterman, Keanu Reeves, Ed Helms, and Bradley Cooper are just some of the famous names reported to be involved in the project.

    While we wait for the film, here’s a look back of some of the most memorable Between Two Ferns interviews!

    Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton appeared on Between Two Ferns in September 2016, and when the hallmark uncomfortably funny interview segued into a discussion about clothing choices of the two presidential nominees, things got surprisingly political. After discussing Clinton’s iconic pantsuits, Galifianakis wondered aloud what then-nominee Trump would consider wearing. “I assume he’ll wear that red power tie,” Clinton said. “Or maybe a white power tie,” Galifianakis quipped.

    “That’s even more appropriate,” Clinton responded.

    Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt scored major points for commitment in this interview, during which Galifianakis accused him of not showering and described him as looking like “Hitler’s dream.”

    The interview takes a turn for the agonizingly awkward when the host commands, “Tell me what it was like the first time that you laid eyes on Angelina. Was it like one of those classical love stories like when Ross first saw Rachel.” Of course, he attempts to troll Pitt further by asking, “You know, that show Friends—have you seen that?”

    The Baskets star proceeded to play the Friends theme song just in case things weren’t awkward enough. “I like that song,” Pitt said. Galifianakis countered by asking Pitt whether he thought people focused “too much on his looks” and  “don’t even realize that you’re just a shit actor.” The only logical response? Pitt spit his gum right into Galifianakis’ eye. Instant classic.

    Barack Obama

    In 2014, Between Two Ferns snagged arguably their biggest guest ever: then-President Barack Obama. Obama’s appearance was a strategy to boost enrollment on the federal health-care exchange after a botched rollout in October 2013, but Galifianakis took the opportunity to ask him, “What’s it like to be the last black president?” to which Obama answered, “Seriously? What’s it like for this to be the last time you ever talk to a president?”

    Justin Bieber

    Galifianakis opened his interview with the international pop star by admitting he’s “never interviewed a seven-year-old before.” And things took off from there with a conversation that touches on everything from Happy Meals and what Bieber thinks while he’s on stage (“I really wish I was watching Cops right now”) to hanging out with Joy Behar and time travel.

    Allison Kilkenny

    Allison Kilkenny is a writer and performer living in NYC. She is a contributor at Reductress, a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and the host of the political-comedy podcast Light Treason News (lighttreason.news)

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