Web series blow. Anyone worth their pepper has a real series… on television.
But I'm going to give Zach Galifianakis a pass. Not because he's a big movie star who could be doing better things, nor because his web series "Between Two Ferns" is actually quite funny, but because he's in the bearded brotherhood. Battle on, brother! Even if you must battle on on the Internet.
Crazy enough though, Between Two Ferns is reaching real talk show like status. Though Zach has had no problem getting big name actors on in the past, this edition features a serious movie plug for Ben Stiller's upcoming film, Greenberg. That's the kind of corporate sellout usually reserved for network television! Has Galifianakis found the key to Internet success? Possibly.
The plug is certainly doing its job. I even took the time to look up Greenberg. Turns out it's a movie about a Jew.
Some things never get old, like kick-ass beards and the talk show format.
Once again proving this theory is Zach Galifianakis's Funny or Die web series "Between Two Ferns."
These shorts are some of the few made-for-the-Internet videos that consistently crack me up. Typically, "funny" web shorts try too hard, but Zach doesn't try at all. That's his charm! He's a loser, just like us. A millionaire, movie star loser.
In the latest episode, Zach shows off his hosting prowess against the new king of late night, Conan O'Brien. He does a great job of putting O'Brien in his place. In fact, I think Galifianakis may even be right: Maybe he did deserve to be considered to host The Tonight Show.
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