This was fantastic. Zach will probably have an unfortunate fatal accident while exercising or “commit suicide” soon.
“Hillary Clinton, a candidate who has gone to great lengths to showcase the playful side of her personality, apparently wanted to prove that she can take not only a joke but a full interview of nonstop lampooning when she appeared on the mock celebrity interview show “Between Two Ferns.”
In an election cycle where late night hosts have been criticized for not putting heavy questions to the candidates, “Between Two Ferns” offers a strange alternative.
Her appearance, posted by the site Funny or Die on Thursday, could also be another example of the candidate getting a helping hand from friends in Hollywood.
But “Between Two Ferns” was not exactly a lovefest. It was more of a weirdfest. Scott Aukerman, who produces the show and directed the episode with Mrs. Clinton, said that the interviews are meant to be a roast of the guest, and that the material was “95 percent improvised.”
After a joke about Hillary wanting to take away all our guns, Mrs. Clinton shook her head and said, “I really regret doing this.”
At one point, she was actually asked a policy question. But while she was explaining her hopes for improving the economy, she was interrupted by a Trump ad.
Mrs. Clinton played along: “Why would you play a commercial from my opponent in the middle of our interview?”
But Mrs. Clinton wasn’t totally off the hook: The interview wrapped up with Mr. Galifianakis asking if the two could stay in touch by email.