President Obama has been Galifianakis-ed.
In an effort to promote his health care message, the president bravely appeared on Zach Galifianakis's Funny or Die mock interview web series, "Between Two Ferns" on Tuesday — and played along quite well with the funnyman.
The "Hangover" star, who's known for his shenanigans on the comedy series (like "whipping" guest Justin Bieber with a belt for his bad boy behavior, asking Natalie Portman about her lady-scaping, and ignoring Jennifer Aniston), sat down with America's leader — or, as he billed him, a "community organizer." In addition to health care, during the six-minute interview they bantered about birth certificates, turkeys, and "Ambassador" Dennis Rodman visiting North Korea.
While Galifianakis pulls in the big paychecks for showing his comedic chops, Obama worked in quite a few zingers. When asked, "What's it like to be the last black president," he shot back, "Seriously? What's it like for this to be that last time you ever talk to a president?"
Another highlight was when Obama was asked if would want to be a three-term president and he quipped, "If I ran a third time, it would be sort of like doing a third 'Hangover' movie. It didn't really work out very well, did it?" He then said that Bradley Cooper carried the movie franchise and talked about what a "good-looking guy" he is.
The president also made it clear that he didn't want Galifianakis anywhere near the first lady. When the host called Obama a "nerd," the politico replied, "Do you think a woman like Michelle would marry a nerd? Why don't you ask her whether she thinks I'm a nerd." But when the "Bored to Death" star offered to ask her, Obama quickly said, "No, I'm not going to let her near you."
Check out the video for the joke-infused interview — and a final unexpected gag.
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