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Zach Galifianakis and Jimmy Fallon Make Some Plans for 2030

Here's a sketch from last night's Tonight Show, in which Fallon and special guest Zach Galifianakis fail — then finally succeed — to set up a good time to hang out together. Click through to watch Galifianakis's interview at the desk, which covers everything from his year-old son to his distaste for the red carpet scene.

Bob Odenkirk, Zach Galifianakis, John C. Reilly, and More Show Up in the Trailer for 'Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories'

Adult Swim released a new trailer for Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's new show Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories today that's filled with some great guest stars like Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk, John C. Reilly, Jason Schwartzman, and Laurie Metcalf, to name a few. "The idea basically is it's our version of The Twilight Zone, where it's just a different story every episode, basically, from the minds of Tim & Eric," Heidecker told us last year. "Funny but dark. Exploring different genres and different tropes." Bedtime Stories premieres Thursday, September 18th at 12:15am.

Jon Hamm, Key & Peele, Sarah Silverman, and More in Talks to Join Zach Galifianakis in Linklater's 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake

Almost six months after Richard Linklater officially signed on to direct the Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, The Wrap reports that a bunch of comedy stars are currently in talks to join the cast alongside Zach Galifianakis, who is expected to play the titular role. Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele are all reportedly being considered for roles, with Hamm as the human villain, McBride and Silverman in live-action roles, and Hart, Key, and Peele voicing animated sea creatures. The Wrap notes that production on the Limpet remake could begin as early as the fall, though live-action scenes will [...]

Kristen Wiig to Star in Zach Galfianakis/Owen Wilson Bank Heist Comedy

Kristen Wiig has joined the cast of a new comedy that will see her playing a bank robber alongside Zach Galifiankis and Owen Wilson, THR reports. The untitled comedy, formerly known as Loomis Fargo, follows a quarter of dull North Carolinians who pulled off one of the biggest heists in US history by stealing $17.1 million from an armored truck.

Wiig plays Galifianakis's workplace crush, who gets him to help her and her accomplices rob a bank vault but doesn't have plans to meet up with him after the robbery. Jim Carrey and Danny McBride were previously attached to star in the movie, and McBride even [...]

Is 'Saturday Night Live' Becoming 'Saturday Night Pretaped'?

Last year, in his third time hosting SNL, Zach Galifianakis gave us a wonderful sketch called "Darrell's House." The sketch came in two parts. The first part was an odd piece that aired live early in the episode, with Galifianakis playing a public access TV show host who barked at an off-screen director to make various specific edits in post: remove a fight with his wife, insert a shot of a laughing crowd at the Apollo, etc. But it was the second part that was the true marvel. At the end of the night, SNL aired a recut version of the sketch with exactly all of the edits Galifianakis [...]

Zach Galifianakis Just Wants to Watch Lifetime Shows in Peace

"Being a celebrity is shit — it's dumb, and I'm not interested in it. I like to be an actor, and that's it. The blurred lines are, I think, manmade. I think celebrity is a manmade thing; it's not innate in us. We have people telling us, 'We should pay attention to these people,' for all the wrong reasons, their personal lives and whatnot. … I'd rather just do my work and go home and watch Lifetime."

- Zach Galifianakis explains why he finds Hollywood's celebrity-centric self-congratulation "gross" in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

FX Orders Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K.'s 'Baskets' to Series

Earlier this year it was reported that Zach Galifianakis had teamed up with Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel to co-write and star in a new FX pilot, and today Variety reports that the project has now been given a series order. Titled Baskets, the series will follow Galifianakis as a man named Chip Baskets "who leaves his job in the corporate world to pursue his dreams of becoming a respected clown."

Baskets is part of C.K.'s multi-year development deal with FX to create and produce new shows. While this is awesome news, don't get too excited yet — production on the 10-episode debut season will begin [...]

Zach Galifianakis-Kristen Wiig Bank Heist Comedy Adds Ken Marino and Kate McKinnon to the Cast

The cast for Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig's next movie keeps growing more and more impressive. Deadline reports that Ken Marino and SNL's Kate McKinnon have also joined the cast of the untitled heist comedy, previously known as Loomis Fargo, that also stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. SNL writer Leslie Jones, who appeared on-camera for a much-talked-about Weekend Update piece this season, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Nebraska's Devin Ratray, and iO Chicago performer Ross Kimball have also been added to the cast.

Lorne Michaels is producing and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is directing the movie, which is based on a true story and [...]

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to Star in a Richard Linklater Film

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are teaming up to star in another movie together with Richard Linklater attached to direct. Vulture reports via Cannes that the duo have signed on to star in an adaptation of the wonderfully titled Daniel Asa Rose memoir Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant–and Save His Life. Ferrell will play Rose, the one who goes on the kidney hunt for his cousin Larry (Galifianakis). Galifianakis and Ferrell last starred together in the 2012 political comedy The Campaign. [...]

'Portlandia's Jonathan Krisel Is Directing and Co-Writing Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K.'s FX Pilot with Them

Portlandia director and co-creator Jonathan Krisel has landed a coveted new TV gig: he's directing, co-writing, and producing Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K.'s upcoming FX pilot, THR reports. The untitled half-hour comedy pilot, which was announced in January, will star Galifianakis and will be co-created by Galifianakis, Krisel, and Louis C.K. C.K. is producing the show as part of his new multi-year deal with FX to create and produce new shows for them.

This is one of two FX pilots Krisel is directing and producing, along with Man Seeking Women, which stars Jay Baruchel and Eric Andre, is produced by Lorne Michaels, and was created by [...]

The 20 Greatest Standup Specials of All Time

Modern standup has been around in one form or another since vaudeville, but it’s only been since the late ‘70s that the standup special has gained traction as the crowning achievement of a successful comic. Fortunately, the beginnings of the standup special were as fertile as rock ‘n’ roll’s birth 25 years prior, with many of the all-time greats setting templates right from the start.

The material always comes first, of course, but as a video document of a honed act it’s also important to appreciate the visual elements — the framing, editing, and backdrop — and how they enhance or detract from the pacing and quality of the jokes.

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Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson Turn The National's New Documentary into a Stage Play

Here's a new video Funny or Die made to help promote indie band The National's new documentary Mistaken for Strangers. In the video, respected thespians and former Bored to Death costars Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson decide to adapt the documentary into a stage play, and the result is a heated dramatic tale of two brothers whose lives are bound by love, music, and plenty of bickering.

Here's the Trailer for 'Are You Here', from the Creator of 'Mad Men' and Starring Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner wrote and directed his first movie this past year, and it's finally hitting theaters this summer. Called Are You Here, it stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and Amy Poehler, which sounds like a slam-dunk on paper but the early reviews from Are You Here's film festival premiere have been pretty rough on the movie. Are You Here is set for a theatrical and VOD release on August 22nd.

The Director of 'The Artist' Is Making a Zach Galifianakis Comedy

Zach Galifianakis is teaming up with Oscar-winning French director Michel Hazanavicius to make a movie. Hazanavicius, who won an Academy Award for directing The Artist two years ago, has been hired to direct the upcoming Zach Galifianakis comedy Will, Variety reports. Paul Rudd is also in talks ot play the other lead in Will. The movie, which has been in development since 2006, takes place in a world where everyone has guardian angels and follows an ordinary guy named Will (Rudd) whose guardian angel (Galifianakis) stops showing up to work and leaves him without a "script" for his life. Hazanavicius says he hopes to shoot he movie later this year [...]