• Mon, May 7 2012

Tina Fey Schools Zach Galifianakis On ‘Between Two Ferns’

Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” skit, in which our beloved host sits between two ferns and interviews people, recently made its debut on Comedy Central in a half-hour special. Among those interviewed by the rotund and self-effacing comedian was Tina Fey, and, true to form, Fey took the opportunity to school Galifianakis on the ways in which his program is bullshit, and also, the ways in which he has it easier as a man in comedy.

“If you were a woman in comedy, with your same body, the gag that you would play is that Kevin James would open the door to go on a date with you and he would throw up,” she says.

Now, chances are pretty good that this was all scripted. But still. We like the direction it’s going. BECAUSE IT’S TRUE.

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  • Eve

    I saw that, and it made me so happy. Even if it was planned-out, I love that she tore him down for making fun of celebrity in order to increase his own celebrity, and in a way that is “well-trod.” I loved it mostly because I’m sick of the whole bad-on-purpose genre of comedy. Things that are so-bad-they’re-good are funny because the people who made them were TRYING to be good, were pouring their hearts and souls into them… not because they’re sitting back and being all snarky and ironic and all, “Oh, look how bad this is, I’m not even trying because I so don’t care.”

  • Adam

    Thank you Eve! That was my entire problem with Kill Bill – Tarantino may have watched a lot of those bad old films but he doesn’t *understand* them – what made them so bad, or so bad they were good was that they were actually trying – they cared, and that’s what gave the films heart. His films have all the heart of a deck chair hugging a brick.