Zach Galifianakis‘s Between Two Ferns is his hilarious take on celebrity talk shows that take place on public access television. He’s had stars like Brad Pitt, President Barack Obama, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell, and Hillary Clinton on his show.
Now it’s time for one of Funny or Die’s funniest bits to go from short video format to a Netflix film. And rather than make that bit with a cinematic feel, there will be an actual narrative woven into it. The stakes are high after one of the celebrities Galifianakis is interviewing is accidentally killed, forcing executives to axe the show. That is, unless, he can produce ten successful episodes before the deadline. Forced to go on the road, the interviewer will do what it takes to save it and restore his reputation. Netflix has released an official trailer for the film, which you can check out below.
Between Two Ferns saw Galifianakis parody the celebrity talk shows by having him play a hilarious version of himself who lacks a filter and the necessary skills to hold an interview. Additionally, the talk show is chock full of typos and errors, and most of the time, the show ends awkwardly. It’s been a while since there have been any new episodes. The last one to appear on Funny or Die was back in 2018, where Galifianakis interviewed Jerry Seinfeld, Wayne Knight, and Cardi B.
And here are just some of the other celebrities that will appear in the film:
Matthew McConaughey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Dinklage, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Jason Schwartzman, Tiffany Haddish, Paul Rust, Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, John Legend, Adam Scott, Brie Larson, Jon Hamm, Awkwafina, Hailee Steinfeld, John Cho, Keanu Reeves, Chance the Rapper, and other “celebrities.”
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Zach Galifianakis dreamed of becoming a star. But when Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show “Between Two Ferns” and uploaded it to Funny Or Die, Zach became a viral laughing stock. Now Zach and his crew are taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation.
Between Two Ferns also stars Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Gaul, and Jiavani Linayao.
Directed by Scott Aukerman, who co-writes the script with Galifianakis, the Between Two Ferns film can be streamed exclusively on Netflix on September 20, 2019. Just don’t expect to see it in theaters any time soon.