Masterminds — Jared Hess’ comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Kate McKinnon, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis — was supposed to be released in August 2015. It’s finally coming out this weekend. But that year-plus wait is nothing compared to how long it’s been since the last new “Between Two Ferns,” Galifianakis’ web series for Funny or Die. It’s hard to top giving Brad Pitt a giant bong (“Tell me what I was like the first time that you laid eyes on Angelina. Was it like one of those classical love stories, like when, I don’t know, Ross first saw Rachel?”) or asking Barack Obama what it’s like to be “the last black president,” but in booking the potential next president, Hillary Clinton, Galifianakis may have topped himself.
And he wasn’t afraid to ask the tough questions.