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Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Zach Galifianakis Stresses Over Jokes on the Set of 'The Campaign'

"'It really doesn't sell him as an idiot that much,' Galifianakis says of the Flock of Seagulls connection. Should it be DeBarge instead? Up with People? Mummenschanz? He grabs a napkin, jotting down ideas, spitting his Kodiak wintergreen tobacco into a cup. Maybe, he thinks, the whole cover-band area isn't good enough. So he picks up his phone and searches for the Fuddruckers message board, to see if there are mustards Huggins could have lobbied to have put back in the restaurants. No, that's not working either. Eventually he persuades Ferrell and two of the screenwriters, who were having a perfectly lovely chat, to eat a working lunch in his trailer while brainstorming jokes. Anyone walking onto this set would wrongly assume that Galifianakis not only is the director of The Campaign but has also sunk his life savings into it."
- Joel Stein in Time describing a worried Zach Galifianakis on the set of The Campaign, in a great piece about the making of the film.