Back in the early 1990s, Chris Farley had a recurring SNL character: a host who got way too nervous around his guests and asked horrible questions. Zach Galifianakis has kept that spirit alive with Between Two Ferns, asking ill-informed and downright offensive questions to his guests. It's been one of the most awkward things on the Internet since 2008, with guests like Brad Pitt, Justin Bieber, and President Obama all getting equally horrible treatment.
Enter Hillary Clinton, who is not taking any of Galifianakis' shit.
He begins the interview by pointing out that Clinton, for people younger than 8-years-old, could be the first white president. Then, he moves on to the sexist questions, in which he assumes that Clinton was Obama's secretary, rather than Secretary of State. Clinton, with a death stare, informs him that his questions are out of date. In all honesty, you have to respect Galifianakis' bravery, to look Clinton in the eyes and make fun of her pantsuits. At least, among his knowingly shitty questions, Clinton is able to get a few comments about the economy in before they play a little Trump propaganda.
Some of Galifianakis' jokes are pretty sharp—like the email one at the end. Honestly, this is a more difficult interview than the one she did with Jimmy Fallon, and this one is supposed to be one huge joke. Fallon didn't say anything about emails to Clinton's face—then again, he also didn't play a Trump ad (unless you count his interview a few days before as one long Trump ad).
So, will a wide swath of voters think that she's being a good sport? Will this appearance send the right message? She needs young voters. Maybe the thing that sways the vote is an appearance on Zach Galifianakis' fake show. As you might remember, Will Ferrell inadvertently helped humanize George W. Bush with his recurring SNL impersonation. Now, we just wonder: when is Galifianakis going to interview Trump?
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