Between Two Ferns

The latest episode of Between Two Ferns is Zach Galifianakis‘ Christmas spectacular, that brings together Tobey Maguire, Samuel L. Jackson and Arcade Fire to help celebrate the holidays. Because nothing says Christmas like Tobey Maguire.

Though the web series has had high points and medium points, Galifianakis and company always have at least two or three killer lines, and there’s definitely some good jokes in here, especially when they have fun with Maguire having played Spider-Man. It’s a weird group, but the setting shows how playful an actor can be. Here, though Sam Jackson doesn’t have to do much, he nails it, while this is a good opportunity to see Tobey Maguire do something funny. He’s often stuck playing earnest mopers (it’s his eyes). Anyway, check it out:


What’s also great about this is that the joke still works. There’s been dozens of these by now, and here the awkward banter and vague insults are just as funny this time around. Serializing comedy is hard, but the show works because Galifianakis is repeating a character, not jokes. At this point, the Bruce Willis episode and Charlize Theron remain our personal favorites, but this is definitely a solid entry, and it’s always great to see a new one.

What’s your favorite Between Two Ferns?