Between Two Ferns

Between Two Ferns

  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 8.4  (7,483)

Between Two Ferns with comedian Zach Galifianakis is a mock interview show from the Funny or Die website and the Comedy Central network. Galifianakis plays a mean-spirited, disorganized and relentlessly insulting host to an impressive array of celebrities from Will Ferrell to Bruce Willis. The show takes place on a rickety, low budget set with folding chairs. This satire on TV talk shows does contain material best suited to mature viewers, such as swearing, references to sexuality and heated arguments. Galifianakis' deadpan delivery perfectly suits this dark twist on celebrity interviews. Instead of the usual friendly banter, the host mocks Steve Carrell for having a big nose, or pushes A-lister Jennifer Aniston aside in order to focus on internet celebrity Tila Tequila. He starts a physical fight with his The Hangover co-star Bradley Cooper. The humor can be crude, as when Galifianakis wetly sneezes on Mad Men star Jon Hamm's pants or when he asks actress Natalie Portman about her personal grooming habits. Playing against the stereotype of deferential TV interviewers, Galifianakis asks inappropriate or hostile questions of his famous guests, with the guests walking out on the interview or trading barbs with the host. Interviews are also often interrupted with sponsor messages or technical difficulties, like a fire breaking out on the set. The episodes run for a few minutes and originally appeared on the Funny or Die website. An expanded version appears on the Comedy Central channel. Guests have included Oscar-winning actors like Sean Penn and Charlize Theron, as well as actual talk show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien. The series also gives stars the chance to step outside their usual public personas and poke fun at themselves, as when Bruce Willis tearfully yearns for his 80's heyday or nice guy Steve Carrell calls Galifianakis fat. For fans of Zach Galifianakis as a movie comedian, the Between Two Ferns episodes showcase his unique take on Hollywood life.

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Seasons
Jerry Seinfeld & Cardi B
21. Jerry Seinfeld & Cardi B
June 14, 2018
Episode 21: Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B sit down with Zach Galifianakis for an interview without coffee, cars, or money moves.
Hillary Clinton
20. Hillary Clinton
September 22, 2016
Episode 20: Hillary Clinton sits down with Zach Galifianakis for her most memorable interview yet.
Brad Pitt
19. Brad Pitt
October 22, 2014
Episode 19: Brad Pitt sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his second most memorable interview yet.
President Barack Obama
18. President Barack Obama
March 11, 2014
Episode 18: President Barack Obama sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his most memorable interview yet.
Justin Bieber
17. Justin Bieber
September 26, 2013
Episode 17: Zach Galifianakis sits down with Justin Bieber for an interview no one will ever forget.
James Franco
16. James Franco
May 7, 2013
Episode 16: Zach Galifianakis sits down with James Franco to have a normal, everyday, run of the mill interview.
Oscar Buzz Edition Part 2
15. Oscar Buzz Edition Part 2
February 12, 2013
Episode 15: Zach Galifianakis sits down with Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain, Sally Field and another special guest from Lincoln.
Oscar Buzz Edition Part 1
14. Oscar Buzz Edition Part 1
February 11, 2013
Episode 14: Zach Galifianakis sits down with Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts & Amy Adams who are getting all the buzz during this Oscar season.
Will Ferrell
13. Will Ferrell
May 22, 2011
Episode 13: Zach sits down with Will Ferrell, the star of Everything Must Go, Anchorman and Old School, to talk about lunch, dance teams and to show a never before seen clip from his movie.
Jennifer Aniston & Tila Tequila
12. Jennifer Aniston & Tila Tequila
February 8, 2011
Episode 12: Zach sits down with Tila Tequila who may become his new best friend and also welcomes another guest on the show who some people may recognize (Jennifer Aniston).
Bruce Willis
11. Bruce Willis
October 12, 2010
Episode 11: Zach sits down with Bruce Willis; one of the stars of the new movie Red, to talk about the 80s and some of the prestigious awards he has been awarded.
Sean Penn
10. Sean Penn
August 31, 2010
Episode 10: Sean Penn sits down with Zach's twin brother, Seth Galifianakis.
Steve Carell
9. Steve Carell
July 27, 2010
Episode 9: Zach sits down with from "The Office" and they quite possibly discuss "Dinner for Schmucks".
Ben Stiller
8. Ben Stiller
March 16, 2010
Episode 8: Zach sits down with Ben Stiller, star of the 'Meet the Fockers' series as well as the new movie, Greenberg.
Conan O'Brien & Andy Richter
7. Conan O'Brien & Andy Richter
November 16, 2009
Episode 7: Zach sits down with the host of the Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, and his announcer, Andy Richter.
Charlize Theron
6. Charlize Theron
September 7, 2009
Episode 6: Zach has a chat with Charlize Theron, Academy Award winner and star of The Road.
Bradley Cooper
5. Bradley Cooper
May 25, 2009
Episode 5: Zach chats with Bradley Cooper, star of "The Hangover."
Natalie Portman
4. Natalie Portman
May 6, 2009
Episode 4: Zach interviews Natalie Portman and her dog, Whiz.
Jon Hamm
3. Jon Hamm
December 12, 2008
Episode 3: Zach interviews Jon Hamm of AMC's Mad Men.
Jimmy Kimmel
2. Jimmy Kimmel
April 17, 2008
Episode 2: Zach interviews talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Between Two Ferns
1. Between Two Ferns
May 6, 2012
A Comedy Central one-time special with Zack Galifianakis. Zack Galifianakis is the host and interviews various celebrities, who really don't know what's going on.
Description

Between Two Ferns with comedian Zach Galifianakis is a mock interview show from the Funny or Die website and the Comedy Central network. Galifianakis plays a mean-spirited, disorganized and relentlessly insulting host to an impressive array of celebrities from Will Ferrell to Bruce Willis. The show takes place on a rickety, low budget set with folding chairs. This satire on TV talk shows does contain material best suited to mature viewers, such as swearing, references to sexuality and heated arguments.

Galifianakis' deadpan delivery perfectly suits this dark twist on celebrity interviews. Instead of the usual friendly banter, the host mocks Steve Carrell for having a big nose, or pushes A-lister Jennifer Aniston aside in order to focus on internet celebrity Tila Tequila. He starts a physical fight with his The Hangover co-star Bradley Cooper. The humor can be crude, as when Galifianakis wetly sneezes on Mad Men star Jon Hamm's pants or when he asks actress Natalie Portman about her personal grooming habits. Playing against the stereotype of deferential TV interviewers, Galifianakis asks inappropriate or hostile questions of his famous guests, with the guests walking out on the interview or trading barbs with the host. Interviews are also often interrupted with sponsor messages or technical difficulties, like a fire breaking out on the set.

The episodes run for a few minutes and originally appeared on the Funny or Die website. An expanded version appears on the Comedy Central channel. Guests have included Oscar-winning actors like Sean Penn and Charlize Theron, as well as actual talk show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien. The series also gives stars the chance to step outside their usual public personas and poke fun at themselves, as when Bruce Willis tearfully yearns for his 80's heyday or nice guy Steve Carrell calls Galifianakis fat.

For fans of Zach Galifianakis as a movie comedian, the Between Two Ferns episodes showcase his unique take on Hollywood life.Between Two Ferns is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on May 6, 2012.

Where to Watch Between Two Ferns

Between Two Ferns is available for streaming on the Comedy Central website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Between Two Ferns on demand at Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    May 6, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (7,483)