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Brad Pitt and Louis C.K. Go 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis

Funny or Die just released a brand new installment of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, this time featuring the very uninterested Brad Pitt. Pitt's interview has references to everything from his charity work to Benjamin Button to George Clooney, not to mention an extremely short standup performance by Louis C.K.

How Barack Obama Ended Up on 'Between Two Ferns'

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 insurance before a March 31st headline. Last summer, Obama attended a meeting with White House advisers and a bunch of movie/TV people about how to use Hollywood to spread the word about health care reform. Funny Or Die President of Production Mike Farah was at said meeting and pitched the idea of Obama doing Between Two Ferns there, but didn't discuss [...]

This Week in Comedy: Fall TV Season Continues

-It was the second week of fall TV season, with the premieres of South Park, Parks and Recreation, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Crazy Ones, and more.

-SNL's new season premieres tomorrow. We looked at the biggest transitional seasons in the show's history and made a list of things looking forward to this season. Nick Rutherford, the lone member of sketch group Good Neighbor who wasn't hired this year, talked about that experience for the first time.

-Just prior to Breaking Bad's finale, we looked at creator Vince Gilligan's past as a comedy writer.

-Justin Bieber joined Zach [...]

Here's Part Two of Zach Galifianakis's 'Between Two Ferns' Oscar Special

Here's the second half of Zach Galifianakis's interview series with a bunch of Oscar nominated actors (click here for part one). In this installment, he talks with Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, and Bradley Cooper and pretty much nails down his status as our generation's Barbara Walters.

Walking Through the History of 'Between Two Ferns' with Scott Aukerman

With the Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York debuting Sunday at 8:30 before the Comedy Awards, I thought it was a perfect time to look back at the Between Two Ferns series. B2F has been incredibly popular, bringing in over 80 million views across the entire series, on Funny or Die alone. Beyond that, whenever a new one is released, it nearly instantly reaches Internet omnipresence.

It's hard to say why exactly the series has had such enduring popularity, as it has maintained relevance for over four years now (which is nearly four zillion years in Internet time or 28 years in dog time). Of course, it's wildly funny and unique [...]

President Obama Reflects on 'Between Two Ferns': "We Had a Great Time"

"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 looking around and seeing all these Secret Service guys with guns and thinking, 'I wonder what happens here if I cross the line?' But we had a great time."

- President Obama talking about doing Zach Galifianakis's Between Two Ferns on Ryan Seacrest's morning show (via Washington Post)

President Barack Obama Does 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis

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 certificates to what he plans to do with the whole North Ikea situation. Obama also shares some strong opinions about Bradley Cooper and the Hangover movies.

This New 'Between Two Ferns' with Justin Bieber May Be the Best One Yet

Here's a brand new episode of Zach Galifianakis's Emmy-nominated web series Between Two Ferns. His guest this time around is Justin Bieber, and it's one of the show's best episodes ever, full of twists and turns.

Watch a Star-Studded Oscar Edition of 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis

Here's a brand new Oscar-themed episode of Zach Galifianakis's Between Two Ferns that sees him sitting down with nominees Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway, and Amy Adams. It's part one of two and features the best cliffhanger "to be continued" ending ever: "Don't you ever fart on my tits again."

Preview Clips From This Weekend's 'Between Two Ferns' Special

Hope you don't like black backdrops because that shit is gone. What isn't gone is B2F's signature brand of frankly mean irreverence and the ferns – there are still two ferns for the two people to sit betwixt. The clips are from the Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York special that is airing before the Comedy Awards at 8:30 this Sunday, May 6th, on Comedy Central. Will Jon Stewart finally set Zach Galifianakis straight? Will we ever learn what's happening in Richard "Ricky" Branson's book (clip below)? How many times will Tina Fey call Zach fat? Three times? Twelve times!? Infinite times!!!!!!!?

Scott Aukerman Hopes 'Between Two Ferns' Will Become a Presidential Campaign Trail Stop

"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-creator/director Scott Aukerman in an interview with Slate in the wake of President Obama's now famous guest appearance on the web series.

'Between Two Ferns' Is Back with a Star-Studded Christmas Spectacular

Funny or Die debuted a new Between Two Ferns video from Zach Galifianakis today. It's a holiday episode with guests Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire, and musical guest Arcade Fire. The last Between Two Ferns was the Justin Bieber episode, released three months ago, and hopefully we keep getting them this often. Between Two Ferns's return coincides with Comedy Bang! Bang!'s season finale/holiday episode, which airs this Friday, guest stars Galifianakis as Santa Clause, and, of course, is hosted by Between Two Ferns co-creator/director Scott Aukerman.

Watch a New Lonely Island Video Wrapped in a New 'Between Two Ferns' Video

Here's the latest video from The Lonely Island. Called "Spring Break Anthem," it starts as one of Zach Galifianakis's Between Two Ferns videos with James Franco before breaking out into a full-on Spring Breakers parody Lonely Island music video. Between Two Ferns co-creator Scott Aukerman directed the Between Two Ferns part, while the Lonely Island guys directed the music video. Also, Ed Norton.

Are the 'Comedy Awards' a Thing Now?

Last night, the Comedy Awards aired on Comedy Central. After last year's ceremony, we discussed the Comedy Awards' biggest problem – it's an award show. From the Oscars down to whatever Nickelodeon's award show is called, the actual honor inherently doesn't really mean anything beyond it's nice to win things and it's nice when people we like win things. So the Comedy Awards, which seem even more trivial because they are so young, are nice because our favorite people get to be honored. They can, and will, self-deprecate towards it but it's still a worthy moment for people who wouldn't otherwise get that level of moments. As Paul [...]