Ben Stiller is currently promoting his latest film, Greenberg, and what better way to do that than on the Funny or Die staple, “Between Two Ferns.” It’s a pseudo talk show that literally takes place between two plants, with Zach Galifianakis as the often offensive interviewer. The latest installment of the series features Stiller and Galifianakis going tit for tat with insults…
It’s been a while since Ben Stiller has really given me something to laugh about but his interaction with Zach is hilarious. The interview automatically gets off on the wrong foot when Galifianakis butchers his name and the title of one of his most well known movies, Zoolander. But always the consummate professional, Stiller tries to give as much as he gets, which is a plethora of off the wall and offensive remarks.
The only thing that gets under my skin about this sketch are the moments when both actors talk over each other. It’s something that Galifianakis usually does on the show, but it seemed like he and Stiller were really hamming it up. The “ham” factor was a bit too high for my taste but other than that it’s a pretty decent. Check it out.
What do you think of Ben Stiller’s appearance on Between Two Ferns?