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    Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    As announced on Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast, Comedy Central (and presumably Funny or Die) are getting all Barbara Walters on your ass and bringing you a brand new Between Two Ferns interview special before "The Comedy Awards".

    The series makes its jump to television with a half hour special titled "Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York", and will feature host Zach Galifianakis interviewing Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, and Sir Richard Branson*. This will also be Scott Aukermanís TV directing debut, so congrats to him.

    Look for it May 6th at 8:30 pm before The Comedy Awards.

    *It remains to be seen whether this is a joke. Somebody in character maybe? PFT? He's good at playing Sirs. Bill Hader?


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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    Does anyone else feel the Between Two Ferns concept doesn't quite work anymore now that everyone knows who Zach is?

    I know, sacriledge.



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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    I don't think so...the people he was interviewing were always in on the joke anyway, if I'm not mistaken
    I don't do a radio show anymore, so stop asking (nobody asked)



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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    Quote Originally Posted by beewcar View Post
    Does anyone else feel the Between Two Ferns concept doesn't quite work anymore now that everyone knows who Zach is?

    I know, sacrilege.
    But the point of Beyond Two Ferns is that Zach's a hostile jerk and a bad/inappropriate interviewer, not that he's less famous than the guest, or some random nobody. Most of them have been, or have at least been portrayed as, friends and previous associates of Zach's. And not only are the people he's interviewing "in on the joke," the whole thing is at a minimum pre-storylined like a wrestling match, and may even be pre-scripted.

    I guess what I'm saying is, "No."


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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    For those in LA who might be thinking of attending Comedy Bang Bang tonight, this is listed on UCB's schedule before the show:

    Bearded Greek Shows Video

    Hi, I'm Zach, and I want to show you something.

    Priority seating will be given to Comedy Bang Bang ticketholders.

    Upcoming Performances
    Tue April 24, 2012
    Time- 7:30pm PDT
    Price- Free
    Address- 5919 Franklin Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Phone- (323) 908-8702
    Reservations - This performance does not accept reservations.



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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    how the fuck did they get richard branson...lol and I love how he actually kind of fights against Zach.....



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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    Hey why is this show called Between Two Ferns? Anyone know the origin of this idea?


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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    Quote Originally Posted by aenemaTron View Post
    Hey why is this show called Between Two Ferns? Anyone know the origin of this idea?
    It's from before Zach was famous.



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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    I don't get it, and the article didn't explain it neither.



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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    I just assumed it was referring to the shrubbery on the set of old talk shows.




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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    This was a not-too-subtle pilot for a television series, right?

    I hope it did well, because I laughed like a jackass throughout. The last scene better not hint at the end of the series.
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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    I just watched the "bloopers" at the end 3 times in a row.


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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    Quote Originally Posted by Kon Darp View Post
    This was a not-too-subtle pilot for a television series, right?

    I hope it did well, because I laughed like a jackass throughout. The last scene better not hint at the end of the series.
    I find it hard to believe Comedy Central wouldn't immediately greenlight a series starring Zach if he was interested (which I'm guessing he's not)


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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenac View Post
    I find it hard to believe Comedy Central wouldn't immediately greenlight a series starring Zach if he was interested (which I'm guessing he's not)
    The url for the show did say season 1, episode 1, but I suspect stevenac is right that Zach is not interested in a series. Maybe an occasional special, though, given that Hot Saucerman has his own show.



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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    Quote Originally Posted by crimestick View Post
    What;s your trick to see this in Sweden? I'm in Canada and no can see. Maybe because we have an affiliate network (comedynetwork.ca).. Or do I have to get out my spoof suit and dance for the internet gate keeper?

    also: I think I'm going to get one of these types of ferns to place next to my work desk at home. Just a lil sight gag for myself

    also also: that line: "that's the sound of a cricket riding a tumbleweed"
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    Re: Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Dad View Post
    What;s your trick to see this in Sweden? I'm in Canada and no can see. Maybe because we have an affiliate network (comedynetwork.ca).. Or do I have to get out my spoof suit and dance for the internet gate keeper?
    I use Hotspot Shield to view such things.
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