White House Press Secretary Says Jon Stewart Was Obama's Toughest Interview in 2012
by Bradford Evans Barack Obama's press secretary Jay Carney told students at Georgetown that Jon Stewart was actually the president's "most substantive, challenging interview" in 2012, instead of, you know, any interviews with real journalists. Here's what Carney said (via The Wrap): I remember we h... [Read More]
Attention Comedians: Apply for health insurance. It’s the law! And it’s good for you!
For far too long, I've heard about the plight of comedians who don't have health insurance because they're not in a union such as SAG or the WGA that can subsidize the costs or offer a plan they can afford. I've shared far too many stories about benefit shows and fund-raisers for comedians who fell ... [Read More]
President Obama Reflects on 'Between Two Ferns': "We Had a Great Time"
by Bradford Evans "Zach actually was pretty nervous. It was funny to watch because this whole Between Two Ferns schtick – which I wasn’t familiar with before my staff told me that we had been pitched to do this – his whole character is to go after the guest, and I think he was look... [Read More]
Scott Aukerman Hopes 'Between Two Ferns' Will Become a Presidential Campaign Trail Stop
by Megh Wright "Other presidents had done Letterman, SNL, but this is the first sitting president to do a viral video, and people on the left and right are talking about it. Yeah, I would love it if Between Two Ferns became a stop on the campaign trail in a couple of years." - Between Two Ferns co-c... [Read More]
How Barack Obama Ended Up on 'Between Two Ferns'
by Bradford Evans This morning, Funny Or Die released an episode of Zach Galifianakis's web series Between Two Ferns featuring Barack Obama as the special guest. Variety has the story on how this ended up happening. Basically, the White House wanted to get young Americans to sign up for health insur... [Read More]
President Obama pummels Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns (Video)
President Barack Obama sure came in swinging on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. The Campaign star, who usually demeans his guests in a self-conscious fit of subdued rage, got taken to task when “Community Organizer” Obama came on to his talk show to encourage young people to en... [Read More]
‘Between Two Ferns’ returns with its biggest guest yet, President Obama
Zach Galifianakis’ hysterical Funny Or Die series Between Two Ferns lands it’s biggest name yet… President Barack Obama. Obama, reluctantly, stops by in an effort to plug the fixed healthcare website and also to give Galifianakis a piece of his mind about The Hangover series. This... [Read More]
President Barack Obama Does 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis
by Megh Wright Here's the newest installment of Between Two Ferns that Funny or Die released today, which features President Obama trying to plug healthcare.gov while taking in all kinds of question topics from Zach Galifianakis, from pardoning turkeys to same-sex divorce to spider bites to birth ce... [Read More]
Healthcare.hahaha: President Barack Obama goes Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
Believe it. That's President Barack Obama, sitting with Zach Galifianakis for this very special edition of Between Two Ferns for Funny or Die. Guess what, Obama will do anything to plug healthcare.gov. Galifianakis: "I have to know, what is it like to be the last black president?" Obama: "Seriously?... [Read More]
Michelle Obama to Guest Star on 'Parks and Rec'
by Bradford Evans Michelle Obama is set to make her sitcom debut. THR reports that the first lady is set to cameo in Parks and Recreation's one-hour season finale, titled "Moving Up," which was filmed recently and will air Thursday, April 24th. Obama shot her cameo in Miami, where she was working to... [Read More]