Zach’s zinger!

Actor Zach Galifianakis interviews Hillary Clinton–and she’s not too comfortable

A classic interview between Hillary Clinton and Zach Galifianakis on ‘Between Two Ferns,’ a satirical talk show, was released Thursday by the Funny or Die website. Some highlights:

The interview begins with Clinton sitting alone in the studio, wearing a badly-taped lapel microphone, asking: “Where is he? Where’s Zach?” The host creeps onto the set in a scary Halloween mask before being tackled by his own security personnel.

The chyron introduces Clinton as “Hillary Clinton: Had Pneumonia.”


Galifianakis gets right down to it: “When you see how well it works for Donald Trump, do you think to yourself, oh maybe I should be more racist?” he asks Clinton in one of the show’s trademark awkward moments.

Clinton is hoping the interview will improve her standing with the critical young voter base she has struggled to win over.

Galifianakis asks, at Trump’s expense: “When he’s elected president and Kid Rock becomes Secretary of State, will you move to Canada?” Clinton replies that she will try to prevent Trump “from destroying the United States,” which leads Galifianakis to ask whether she will lose the civil war.

She says: “I really regret doing this.”

When Galifianakis asks her what she will wear to the first presidential debate, Clinton complains about “the double standard.” Asked about what Trump will wear, she says he will probably wear a “that red power tie.”

“Or maybe like a White Power tie?” Galifianakis asks.

“That’s even more appropriate,” she answers.

He asks later whether Michelle Obama wrote Melania Trump’s vows at Donald Trump’s wedding, which Clinton attended.

Toward the end, a Trump commercial interrupts the interview.

Galifianakis ends with a zinger: “We should stay in touch. What’s the best way to reach you? Email?”

She stares.

Between Two Ferns won an Emmy in 2014 for an interview between Galifianakis and President Barack Obama, focusing on Obamacare. The interview poked fun at the troubled website as a way of encouraging young people to enroll.