The episodes of Between Two Ferns seem to get better with each installment, and with the latest episode, Zach Galifianakis hosted President Barack Obama. The show is a short internet comedy series that utilizes Galifinakis’ hilarious antics as he interviews celebrity guests.
Things certainly got interesting with the questions that he asked, and Obama helped deliver some witty jokes as well. He welcomed Barack Obama on the show by jokingly apologizing that it had not happened sooner, before saying “My mouse pad broke, and I had to get my great-aunt some diabetes shoes.”
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While Zach Galiafanakis may have thought it would be a great way to get some more viewers on his mock interview show, Obama was also using it as an opportunity to reach more young people. He still needs more young people to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act, and the March 31st deadline is approaching shortly.
Dan Pfeiffer, Obama’s senior adviser and chief communications strategist, explained his appearance on the show when saying “We have to find ways to break through. This is essentially an extension of the code we have been trying to crack for seven years now.”
The comedic genius has helped to turn the show into an Internet cult favorite by making his guests feel awkward and uncomfortable. He has been host to a variety of guests, but up until now, they have mostly been actors or celebrities of some sort.
His last guest was in September when he was host to Justin Bieber, and was seen criticizing his music career, and hairstyle, among other things. Galifianakis’ interview with Obama was posted on Tuesday morning, and according to NPR, the video had been viewed more than 320,000 times within two hours.
The appearance by Obama on a show like Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns is something that no previous president has done before. After a recent introduction to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s revival of Cosmos, and an interview with Charles Barkley during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, he continues to prove that he truly is the people’s president.
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The comedy segment included several odd questions toward the nation’s president, and he continued to deliver with hilarious answers, even insulting Zach Galifianakis on occasion.
President Obama also showed that he was a fan of the show already, or at least had done his research well, as he referenced a previous episode with Bradley Cooper as being one of the best.
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