Happy Birthday, Zach Galifianakis! 9 Best 'Between Two Ferns' Episodes

October 1, 2019
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Zach Galifianakis is an unlikely success story. Between his 2001 "Comedy Central Presents" special and his role in Todd Phillips’ bros-trip-gone-chaotic "Hangover" trilogy, Galifianakis went from the leading guard of alternative comedy to blockbuster stardom.

But throughout his odd and pleasantly surprising journey, the project that’s earned him the most attention has been "Between Two Ferns," his infrequently released but always hilarious spoof talk show. After first airing on Will Ferrell’s comedy site Funny or Die in 2008, the show has been career-defining for Galifianakis, impressive for 22 five-minute interviews released over the course of a decade.

Even though the series is now a movie -- Netflix released "Between Two Ferns: The Movie" on Sept. 20 -- "Ferns" is purest in its original format: the tone-deaf, contentious and unexpected celebrity interview.

These are the most hilarious episodes of "Between Two Ferns."