(WASHINGTON) — It’s not every day you see this: President Obama sitting down with comedian Zach Galifianakis for his video series, “Between Two Ferns.”
During the interview, Obama is deadpan and the two have a few hilarious exchanges.
“In 2013 you pardoned a turkey. What are you going to do in 2014?” Galifianakis asks Obama.
Obama: “We’ll probably pardon another turkey.”
Galifianakis: ”What is it like to be the last black president?’
Obama: “What is it like for this to be the last time you ever talk to a president?”
Obama razzes Galifinakis about how Bradley Cooper carried those Hangover movies, and suggests the third version didn’t work out too well — just as a third Obama term would not be satisfying.
The president finally gets around to pitching health care reform for young people, apparently the reason the White House agreed to the six-minute interview.
During the wonky parts about signing up for coverage, the bored-looking Galifinakis asks, “Is this about drones?”
“Between Two Ferns” is recorded in front of a black drape, the chairs set between two ferns. Near the end, Obama reaches out and pushes a red button on the table next to him. The backdrop noisily crashes to the floor, revealing the session is actually being taped in the White House Diplomatic Room. The president feigns irritation that anyone cleared Galifinakis into the White House at all.
A White House spokesman confirmed that the interview with Obama was recorded two weeks ago.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News