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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 do I stream Between Two Ferns online? Between Two Ferns is available for streaming on Comedy Central, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Between Two Ferns on demand at Amazon Prime online.

Comedy Central
1 Season, 21 Episodes
May 6, 2012
Cast: Zach Galifianakis
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Between Two Ferns Full Episode Guide

  • Episode 21: Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B sit down with Zach Galifianakis for an interview without coffee, cars, or money moves.

  • Episode 20: Hillary Clinton sits down with Zach Galifianakis for her most memorable interview yet.

  • Episode 19: Brad Pitt sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his second most memorable interview yet.

  • Episode 18: President Barack Obama sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his most memorable interview yet.

  • Episode 17: Zach Galifianakis sits down with Justin Bieber for an interview no one will ever forget.

  • Episode 16: Zach Galifianakis sits down with James Franco to have a normal, everyday, run of the mill interview.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Episode 10: Sean Penn sits down with Zach's twin brother, Seth Galifianakis.

  • Episode 9: Zach sits down with from "The Office" and they quite possibly discuss "Dinner for Schmucks".

  • Episode 8: Zach sits down with Ben Stiller, star of the 'Meet the Fockers' series as well as the new movie, Greenberg.

  • Episode 7: Zach sits down with the host of the Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, and his announcer, Andy Richter.

  • Episode 6: Zach has a chat with Charlize Theron, Academy Award winner and star of The Road.

  • Episode 5: Zach chats with Bradley Cooper, star of "The Hangover."

  • Episode 4: Zach interviews Natalie Portman and her dog, Whiz.

  • Episode 3: Zach interviews Jon Hamm of AMC's Mad Men.

  • Episode 2: Zach interviews talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

  • 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.

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Watch 'Between Two Ferns' With Brad Pitt and Zach Galifianakis

Zach has some good burns against Pitt in this one.