Comedy Central to Air a Half-Hour ‘Between Two Ferns’ Special

Fans of things that are weird and hilarious will be pleased to know that the Funny or Die web series “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” is coming to Comedy Central in the form of a half-hour special. Like, soon.

“Ferns” producer Scott Aukerman confirmed on today’s Comedy Bang Bang podcast that he directed a 30-minute episode set to air May 6 on Comedy Central before this year’s Comedy Awards. Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, and Sir Richard Branson all participated in the episode, which is called “Between Two Ferns: A Fairy Tale of New York.” [Entertainment Weekly]

Yup, sounds good to me.

One other nice thing about this story is that it gives me an opportunity to tell you all how much I am looking forward to the “Comedy Bang Bang” TV show on IFC. I’ve posted a preview clip after the jump, featuring Galifianakis and Aukerman (who, in addition to hosting the “Comedy Bang Bang” TV show and podcast, was a writer for “Mr. Show”) imagining a world where dogs can talk. It is strange and goofy and I love it like a stack of money.