With deadpan facial expressions and killer comedic timing, US President Barack Obama went head-to-head with actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis on an episode of Funny or Die’s web comedy show “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” aired Tuesday.
In the mock interview, Obama makes a dig about the “Hangover” movie franchise, in which Galifianakis starred (“If I ran [for president] a third time, that’d be like doing a third ‘Hangover’ movie. That didn’t go so well for you, did it?”).
Galifianakis, of course, taunted him about the Healthcare.gov website: “Why would you get the guy that created the Zune to make your website?”
He also asked him, “What is it like to be the last black president?” and referred to the US president as a “nerd.”
Throughout the six-minute interview, the president gave at least as good as he got.
In the space of only a few hours, the video garnered 2.8 million views.
Apparently it also drew thousands to the Healthcare.gov website:
— T. McGuinness (NARA) (@Tara44) March 11, 2014
Here’s the video: