He’s the President of the United States! Of course you’re going to get nervous meeting him!
Even if you’re Zach Galifianakis!
The Between Two Ferns host welcomed President Barack Obama onto his Funny or Die web series earlier this week and the result was one of the most legendary interviews we’ve ever seen!
But don’t let Zach’s cutting character routine fool you! He may have been going back and forth with the playful insults for the Prez but off-camera, he was sweating bullets!
President Obama called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show today and spilled on just how nervous Zach got during their sit down!
"Zach actually was pretty nervous. It was funny to watch because this whole Between Two Ferns schtick — which I wasn't familiar with, before my staff told me that we had been pitched to do this. His whole character is to go after the guest and I think he was looking around and seeing all these Secret Service guys with guns and thinking, 'I wonder what happens here if I cross the line?’ But we had a great time."
The now viral video was loved by most but panned by many. One fan of Obama’s appearance on Between Two Ferns however was his own daughter, Malia!
The 15-year-old had no idea her dad was doing the comedy show until that night at dinner!
"I wasn't familiar with this thing, but when I was at the dinner table with the girls and I said, 'Well today I did something with Zach, it's called Two Ferns I think?' Malia was so excited! She had seen all the previous episodes, so I figured it was going to reach our target audience, which is a lot of young people and it turns out we've had close to 15 million hits.”
See Malia! He’s not a regular dad. He’s a cool dad! As well as the leader of the free world.
[Image via Funny or Die.]
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