'Between Two Ferns' With President Obama
By JACKIE WILLIS
March 11, 2014
No joke, President Barack Obama joined The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis on his Funny Or Die web show Between Two Ferns.
The video debuted on Tuesday morning (but was recorded two weeks ago), and puts the 52-year-old Commander-in-chief in the comedy hot seat. A-list celebrities such as Sean Penn, Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, Jon Hamm and many, many more have also sat between those ferns.
So, why is Obama on this awkward and uncomfortable talk show? The president attempts to get young people to sign up for healthcare on the government's website, Healthcare.gov, by March 31. However, the conversation does turn to questions of turkey pardoning and why there was ever a third Hangover movie. UPDATE: It looks like the President's "get them with humor" strategy is paying off -- White House officials tell ET that the Funny or Die web site is currently the No. 1 source of traffic referrals to healthcare.gov.
Do you think the President of the United States should be on Between Two Ferns?