FUNNY: President Obama Vs. Zach Galifianakis In ‘Between Two Ferns’ Sketch

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President Obama and “The Hangover Star” Zach Galifianakis starred ina  hilarious episode of Funny or Die’s latest “Between Two Ferns” episode.Here’s The New York Times take on the banter between the leader of the freeworld and self proclaimed wolfpack member…
In “Between Two Ferns,” an off-color online parody of celebrity interview shows, the comedian Zach Galifianakis has spanked Justin Bieber with his belt, discussed Charlize Theron’s thighs and asked Natalie Portman for her phone number.

On Tuesday, Mr. Galifianakis welcomed President Obama to the comedy show that he has turned into an Internet cult favorite by making his guests feel awkward and uncomfortable.

The interview with the president, which was recorded two weeks ago, debuted online early Tuesday. The show’s creators at the website, Funny or Die, had kept its contents secret until then.

The pop-culture appearance is the latest public relations gamble that Mr. Obama and his aides have taken in their pursuit of new ways to deliver their message to the connected-but-distracted generation. “Between Two Ferns,” which satirizes the low-budget look of public access television, much as “Wayne’s World” did, has had episodes that have been viewed as many as 30 million times, often because of their outrageous content.

“We have to find ways to break through,” said Dan Pfeiffer, the president’s senior adviser and chief communications strategist. “This is essentially an extension of the code we have been trying to crack for seven years now.”

Aides said Mr. Obama’s immediate reason for subjecting himself to Mr. Galifianakis is to urge young people to sign up for health insurance on the government’s website, healthcare.gov. As a March 31 deadline for enrolling for 2014 approaches, the White House is making one final push to try to increase the numbers.

Watch the episode for yourself below!