Who has seen the episode of Zach Galifianakis’ Funny or Die series, ‘Between Two Ferns’ – where he interviews Obama? It’s pretty funny. Everything Galifianakis does is hilarious in my own personal opinion. If you haven’t seen it- you have probably at least heard the fallout with Fox News – which failed to see the point or the humor in any of it. Of course.
Anyway- apparently the whole thing came to fruition, partly due to Bradley Cooper’s involvement. The Huffington Post reports:
Cooper and Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s senior advisor, met on Feb. 11 to “brainstorm ideas about how to help get the word out on Obamacare.” While Funny or Die had come up before — perhaps as early as July of 2013 — it was Cooper who apparently sparked a renewed push for “Between Two Ferns,” and he went so far as to call Galifianakis from the White House.
The report continues:
Funny enough, Obama went out of his way to praise Cooper during his appearance on “Between Two Ferns,” a bit of in-sketch ribbing that got under Galifianakis’ skin.
“Being like that in Hollywood, that’s easy!” Galifianakis told Obama after the president complimented Cooper’s looks and talent. “Tall and handsome, that’s easy! Be short, fat and smell like Doritos and try to make it in Hollywood.”
As U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview with HuffPost Live on Monday, Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” episode provided the administration with a “bump” following its debut. “The website traffic surged once the ‘Between Two Ferns’ interview went on,” Sebelius said. “But more importantly, what we’re trying to do is reach people in the language that they most understand. Certainly Zach reaches a certain audience.”
You can see the video from Funny or Die here.
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