Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis is one of those weirdo comedians you either love or you hate. We love him, mostly for his entirely inappropriate sexual humor. So if you haven’t checked out his Funny or Die series, “Between Two Ferns”, we recommend you blow off work for 15 minutes and do so. It’s a super low-budge talk show in which he interviews — or should we say berates? insults? assaults? — big-name celebrities who are so A-list you’ll wonder how he got them to agree to be guests (of course, they’re in on the joke, but still). The interviews with Charlize Theron, Michael Cera, Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm are the ones with the best cringe-worthy material. (He actually asks “Don Drapper”, totally deadpan, if he’s fingered any of his fellow “Mad Men” characters. Oh man.) It’s not high art, but it’s a pretty good commentary on the necessary evil of social niceties.