'Between Two Ferns: The Movie': Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about Netflix's Zach Galifianakis-starrer

Zach Galifianakis' insult-ridden interviews of high-profile celebrities will be out in a movie format on Netflix this fall. Read on to know all about the road-trip comedy...

                            'Between Two Ferns: The Movie': Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about Netflix's Zach Galifianakis-starrer

Zach Galifianakis' 'Between Two Ferns' is getting the movie treatment and will be debuting on Netflix this fall. 

The long-running 'Funny or Die' sketch series featuring Zach Galifianakis interviewing celebrities, while sitting between two ferns. The first episode featured Galifianakis interviewing Michael Cera of 'Superbad'. The "talk show" features Zach interviewing his guest, often asking insulting questions regarding their careers or personal lives, which annoys his guests who, in return, insult Zach.

For instance, in his interview with Justin Beiber, Zach asks his "7-year old" guest in the middle of his "public meltdown" in 2013 about his favorite toy and his fan base, the "Beaners." Then there was his interview with the then-President, Barack Obama, where he brings up the "birth-certificate" and asks about "North Ikea." During the release of 'The Hangover', Zach interviewed Bradley Cooper, pointing out how Cooper is indistinguishable from stars like Matthew McConaughey.


The show won the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program in 2014 and 2015.

Release date

'Between Two Ferns: The Movie' will premiere on Netflix on September 20th, 2019.


In the movie, the story is that Will Ferrell discovered Zach Galifianakis' talk show 'Between Two Ferns' on public access television and uploads them on Funny or Die's Youtube channel, turning Zach into a laughing stock. Zach, to restore his reputation, sets out on the road with a team to conduct a string of interviews with "celebrities you've heard of." 


Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis and David Letterman speak onstage at the Netflix FYSEE "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman" ATAS Official Presentation and Reception at Raleigh Studios on May 23, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.

Zach Galifianakis is an American actor and comedian known for his roles in 'The Hangover' trilogy, 'Due Date,' and 'The Campaign.'


While the full list of celebrities that Zach will interview has not been revealed yet, veteran talk-show host David Letterman and actress Lauren Lapkus have been confirmed. Vulture reported in December 2018 that Peter Dinklage, Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Keanu Reeves could appear in the film.


Scott Aukerman and Zach Galifianakis attend the Venice Family Clinic's 36th Annual Silver Circle Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 19, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.

The movie will be written by Scott Aukerman and Zach Galifianakis, and directed by the former. Scott Aukerman developed the original sketch series with B. J. Porter.

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