Zach Galifianakis Goes Undercover on Reddit, YouTube and Twitter

On this episode of "Actually Me," Zach Galifianakis goes undercover on the Internet and responds to real comments from Twitter, Reddit, Quora, YouTube, and more. How did Zach get an interview President Obama? What is his favorite Between Two Ferns episode? MISSING LINK opens nationwide April 12

Released on 4/11/2019

Credits

Starring: Zach Galifiankis

Transcript

00:00
Hi, I'm Zach Galifianakis.
00:01
I love self promotion.
00:04
Wait, what was the other part?
00:05
[beeping]
00:06
Hi, I'm Zach Galifianakis
00:07
and I'm gonna go undercover on the internet.
00:09
This is Actually Me.
00:11
[gentle music]
00:15
Quora, never heard of you.
00:18
What are some interesting facts about Zach Galifianakis.
00:21
Well, I'm right-handed.
00:22
On camera I look shorter than I actually am.
00:25
In real life I'm six two.
00:27
I used to play for the Washington Generals.
00:29
I have psoriasis.
00:31
[laughing]
00:34
Unfortunately, only one of those is true.
00:36
It was the last one.
00:36
Submit!
00:37
How did Funny or Die
00:38
get President Obama to interview with Zach
00:41
on Between Two Ferns?
00:42
I met with Valerie Jarrett and I had a plan.
00:46
I told her specifically why I thought it would work
00:49
and she thought about it and then they called
00:52
and said let's do it
00:53
and I kind of told her the reason
00:55
if I'm an idiot, it only makes everything else look better.
00:59
Wikipedia.
01:02
Early work:
01:03
he began acting on television,
01:04
guest starring in Boston Common
01:06
and joined Saturday Night Live
01:07
as a writer but only lasted two weeks.
01:09
I worked on Saturday Night Live for two weeks
01:12
and Britney Spears was the host
01:14
one week when I was doing it.
01:15
Wrote a sketch, Will Ferrell was gonna play a bodyguard
01:18
to her belly button
01:19
and we were gonna shrink Will down to fit
01:21
into a belly button.
01:23
She just stared at me after I explained it to her
01:26
and then she finally goes, Yeah, that's funny.
01:29
Posted!
01:33
These are my trade marks.
01:34
I didn't know I had trade marks.
01:36
I have a birthmark in the shape of India, Arie.
01:40
I can't believe I'm still trying to do that joke.
01:42
He has a thick, bushy beard.
01:44
Yes, it's a, I have a beard.
01:46
Awkward humor, yeah, sure.
01:49
I think anything that's awkward is funny
01:51
because it's not supposed to be that way [laughing].
01:54
And we all try to carry ourself as cool and stuff
01:57
so I like when people are not cool,
02:00
'cause it's funny [laughing].
02:01
Often plays strange, socially awkward characters.
02:04
Uh,
02:07
I think that's all I've ever played.
02:08
It should say he can only play strange,
02:11
socially awkward characters.
02:13
And messy hair.
02:14
I have messy hair only because I have a lot body
02:16
and head lice and I'm always doing inventory.
02:20
He also had halitosis.
02:21
I don't have halitosis.
02:23
I don't have halitosis.
02:24
That's another one of my trade marks.
02:25
I don't have it.
02:27
Is Zach claustrophobic?
02:29
Yes, I am claustrophobic but not as much
02:31
as I used to be.
02:31
I used to not ride elevators but now I can
02:34
ride an elevator.
02:35
Submitted!
02:36
More Quora.
02:38
What is Zach Galifianakis best known for?
02:41
My Superbowl wins?
02:45
Next.
02:46
Reddit.
02:48
How do absurdists write their material?
02:50
I feel like I can't imagine Zach Galifianakis
02:53
sitting down and writing jokes.
02:54
I really like absurdism in comedy
02:56
and feel like it's my strong suit.
02:58
You're telling me a lot about yourself.
02:59
I do write jokes down.
03:01
I don't sit down to write them.
03:03
It happens throughout the day that I'll just think
03:05
of something, or actually in conversation
03:07
and then I will jot it down.
03:09
Absurdism is a little different when you're doing stand up
03:11
because a lot of people talk about their life on stage
03:15
and I don't really want to talk about real things
03:17
on stage.
03:19
I would rather just do absurdist jokes
03:21
but sometimes that is a challenge when you're doing stand up
03:22
'cause a lot of people are not used to absurdism
03:25
in the stand up format.
03:27
But, I mean it is very, very possible to do it
03:30
and to do it kind of okay.
03:33
More Quora.
03:34
What are the best Between Two Ferns
03:35
with Zach Galifianakis episodes?
03:37
I did one with Charlize Theron.
03:39
Theroon?
03:40
Tharon?
03:41
What I liked about that one
03:42
is she just showed up by herself
03:44
with a pack of cigarettes.
03:46
She didn't have nay people with her.
03:48
She didn't have any makeup on.
03:49
And we shot it in the garage
03:51
and she was just the coolest person.
03:53
So I liked that one because of the way she was as a person
03:57
just without, you know, a whole team of people.
03:59
And then I did one with the president
04:01
that I liked a lot too.
04:03
President Obama was his name.
04:07
Twitter, the devil.
04:09
It's actually me.
04:10
Do actors remember every role they play?
04:12
Seems unlikely.
04:13
Does Zach Galifianakis remember being [laughing]
04:17
in Frenemy.
04:19
I didn't know that was the name of the movie.
04:20
They changed it.
04:21
I remember this movie.
04:23
It's [laughing]
04:26
probably one that you can skip, movie wise.
04:30
If this sounds interesting to you.
04:32
I would skip that one.
04:33
I don't know if I saw it.
04:35
[chirping]
04:36
Boom!
04:37
Will we see Baskets season four anytime soon?
04:40
She says I miss it so much.
04:42
Yes, we're filming it now
04:44
and it should be out in the summer,
04:47
I think.
04:48
[chirping]
04:48
Even more Quora.
04:50
What are Zach Galifianakis' strengths as a comedian?
04:53
I know how to hold a microphone.
04:55
I can sometimes isolate the audience.
04:57
If there's 500 people in the audience,
04:59
sometimes I'm good at making just two people laugh.
05:01
That's one of my strong suits.
05:06
Sorry, I almost fell asleep.
05:08
How did Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis
05:09
get along while filming The Campaign?
05:12
Wonderfully.
05:13
He's a very sweet man.
05:14
YouTube!
05:17
What's the best way to reach you?
05:19
Email?
05:21
[Button] You've got mail.
05:23
Oh my god, the shade thrown in this interview
05:25
was amazingly brazen [laughing].
05:29
I can't believe her PR team
05:30
allowed a release to be signed unless they edited
05:33
some of the shhh, curse word.
05:36
I'm not gonna say it 'cause this is the internet.
05:39
He said in later during post production.
05:41
Okay, so with the Between Two Ferns interviews,
05:43
if people are not gonna let us do what we usually do
05:46
then we're not gonna do it.
05:46
So we told them if you don't want these questions,
05:49
then we don't have to do the interview.
05:50
I'm not gonna change the show because someone
05:52
doesn't want to do that
05:53
but she was really cool about it.
05:55
The funny thing about this interview,
05:56
we had to edit out the best part of it
05:57
because it was too long.
05:59
Hopefully I'll release that one day
06:01
'cause it's really funny.
06:03
More Quora.
06:03
For someone who appears to have naturally coarse
06:05
and curly hair [laughing].
06:08
What products and treatments do you think Zach Galifianakis
06:10
uses to get his hair so soft and silky looking?
06:15
Who wrote this?
06:16
I want to thank this person
06:17
'cause this is actually a beauty question
06:19
and I never get this.
06:20
And thank you, 'cause I spend a lot of time grooming.
06:22
I bathe with this thing called Bronner's.
06:26
I think it's called Dr. Bronner's.
06:28
It's good for shampoo and hair
06:30
and sometimes I use my kid's shampoo, baby shampoo,
06:32
'cause I like the way it smells.
06:33
For the silky, silky part, sometimes internet I'll,
06:37
what I'll do [laughing].
06:40
I don't do anything.
06:41
I just wash my hair with baby shampoo.
06:43
If The Hangover is remade into Bollywood
06:45
then which actors will play in which roles.
06:47
I would love to be in a Bollywood
06:49
so I hope they'll ask me to do it.
06:51
I don't know who would play me in the Bollywood world
06:53
but I'm sure there is a version that they could find.
06:56
What is the best Zach Galifianakis movie?
06:59
Avatar.
07:01
More Reddit.
07:02
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis movies
07:04
in the works at Netflix.
07:04
Yes.
07:05
How's it going to be a movie though?
07:06
I don't know.
07:08
It's just gonna be a movie.
07:11
Uh, the internet has tough questions.
07:13
You just learned nothing about me, for real.
07:16
And thanks internet.
07:17
Enjoy yelling at each other.