Galifianakis Says His Clinton Chat Was 'Crazy'
'Between Two Ferns' video set a Funny or Die record
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2016 7:00 AM CDT
Somehow, Galifianakis was allowed to pull this off.   (YouTube/Funny or Die)
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(Newser) – Zach Galifianakis tells USA Today it's "crazy" how many hits his Between Two Ferns interview with Hillary Clinton got—more than 30 million in its first 24 hours, per the Hollywood Reporter, which notes that was the largest first-day viewership number in the Funny or Die website's history. Galifianakis is also somewhat shocked that his guest was so "game," and that her team not only allowed him to lob "over-the-top insulting" questions at her, as USA Today puts it, but also permitted him to stage an opening that showed him in a skull mask sneaking up on Clinton, only to be taken down by fake Secret Service officers. "I was surprised they let us do that in front of her, get somebody tackled," the comedian says. "It was weird, there were actor Secret Service agents and also real ones." (USA Today has the story on what Clinton was like behind the scenes.)