Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York Gets TV Treatment (Video)

Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, and other people confused about why they are being interviewed!

Tina Fey, Zach G. in 'Between Two Ferns: A New York Fairytale' (Comedy Central)

Since the launch of Between Two Ferns on in 2008, people have been clamoring for Zach Galifianakis and Scott Aukermanto turn their short-form experimental interview project into a 30-minute television show. (We certainly wouldn’t have minded if Mr. Galifiankis’ awkward, confrontational interrogations of celebrities replaced the majority of television interviews.)

Before watching last weekend’s Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards, fans of Between Two Ferns finally got a taste of what a 30 minute episode of the show would be like, in the form of Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York.

You can watch the full episode on Comedy Central, but here’s the bit that everyone’s talking about today, featuring 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey:


Some critics are complaining that taking the web show and elongating it for television ruined the jokes. (You know what they say about comedy: It’s all about…), though most were content to just to heap on the lavish praise while watch Mr. Galifianakis talk to a variety of famous faces, including Jon Stewart and Sir Richard Branson. What did you think?