Hillary Clinton’s appearance on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis has caused a bit of a fuss. A good fuss, mind you. So, what juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits are there to be extracted from the comedy interview and fern showcase?
Comedy Bang! Bang! host and Between Two Ferns co-creator Scott Aukerman (Yacht Rockerman) has revealed a few of the magician’s secrets in his post-release round of interviews attached to Galifianakis’ unique interrogation of Clinton. According to Aukerman, a good chunk of what you see on-screen in that hilarious and uncomfortable chat was improvised. Heck, Hillary’s fern funzos has less rigid conditions than Barack Obama’s.
“When we did the Obama one, what was going to happen was pretty vetted. We had a longer prep time and did more of a dance about what was going into the video and what wasn’t,” he explained to the Wall Street Journal. “Generally we like them to be improvised, so we threw that out there for this one and, to their credit, the Clinton campaign wanted it to be as much like the normal experience for us as possible. So I’d say 90% of the questions we asked and the conversation that was had was totally improvised. That’s impressive to me because I didn’t think that would happen.”