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President Obama and Zach Galifianakis grill each other on 'Between Two Ferns'

By Jordan Zakarin
TheWrap

After five years in office, President Obama finally got to fire back at an interviewer.

Obama has been on plenty of late night shows -- he just recorded a goodbye for Jay Leno -- and even "Saturday Night Live," but his performance on Zach Galifianakis' Funny or Die show "Between Two Ferns" marked a new level of POTUS comedy. His appearance on the spoof interview show was recorded two weeks ago and announced last night, ostensibly as part of his push to get people to enroll in his health care plan before the March 31st deadline. But it was so much more.

Obama went straight after Galifianakis, giving him a taste of his own awkward medicine, teasing him about being short and rotund, as well as his career. When Galifianakis asked him if he was disappointed that he couldn't run for a third term, "I actually think it's a good idea. If I ran a third time, it would sort of like doing a third 'Hangover' movie. Didn't really work out very well, did it?"

The host didn't hold back either, calling Obama "the last black president" and asking if he planned on building his presidential library in Kenya.

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama from President Barack Obama

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534Comments
Mar 11, 2014 6:30AM
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All the while our deficit grows by 4 million dollars a minute, unemployment remains stubbornly high, Russia invades Ukraine, Iran builds a nuclear bomb.  Most incompetent president ever.
Mar 11, 2014 6:52AM
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And he really believes president Putin is intimidated by him,now that is funny....no wonder Putin does not give a crap what Obama thinks or says...
Mar 11, 2014 6:53AM
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The President has time for an HBO interview by the Hangover guy to practice his comedic talent? Really??  It must be a comfort to half the country knowing that they chose a "hip" guy to live in the White House as the world explodes.    
Mar 11, 2014 6:33AM
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He might as well look for a job in comedy cause a politician he stinks
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