• Sun, Oct 24 2010

Zach Galifianakis Wasn’t ‘In’ On Joke Interview, Says Gordon Keith

One of the funniest and most-talked about videos this week had to be Gordon Keith from WFAA-TV interviewing Zach Galifiankis about his latest film, It’s Kind of a Funny Story. It was an intentionally awkward interview that seemed to completely bite off the style of Zach’s Funny or Die series, Between Two Ferns, except this time it was the Hangover star that was stuck trying to answer Gordon’s weird questions (“Emma Roberts looks like she smell good…explain why your character is wearing a sweater?”)

We debated back and forth whether Zach was “in” on the joke from the beginning, and this weekend Gordon answered our queries on his personal webblog:

To answer a few important sexual questions. Zach Galifianakis is brilliant, and a damn fine actor. No, he was not “in” on it. There was no “in.” I suck as an interviewer, hence I throw them comedic softballs that they can hit outta the park. I thought Zach did just that. “Don’t forget to smell Emma” is my new ringtone….

It seems like “Awkward Interviews” are something that Gordon does with most of his celebrity heroes, like you can see in this one with comedian Will Arnett. That’s not to say that Zach didn’t wise up and start reacting as if he didn’t get the joke (which he definitely figures out), but it still took a lot of balls for Gordon to try to out Galifianakis Galifianakis.

Watch the interview here:

Watch the latest Between Two Ferns with Bruce Willis:

We look forward to seeing more Gordon/Zach pairings!

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    Unless, of course, Keith is still in on it, and it’s a long con.

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