- Funny or Die
- Funny or Die’s parody talk show “Between Two Ferns” returned on Thursday after a nearly two-year absence.
- Host Zach Galifianakis interviewed comedian Jerry Seinfeld and rapper Cardi B.
- Galifianakis treats Cardi B much better than Seinfeld in the episode, giving her a gift for her baby-on-the-way and making Seinfeld sit on a crate.
After a nearly two-year absence, Funny or Die‘s “Between Two Ferns” returned on Thursday with guests Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B. The last time we saw the Zach Galifianakis-hosted parody talk show was in September 2016, when Hillary Clinton was the guest during the presidential campaign.
Galifianakis opens the episode with comedian Seinfeld, saying to someone off-camera, “I had president Hillary Clinton on last time, and now I have this guy.”
He then starts the interview off by mentioning “Seinfeld” actor Michael Richards’ (Kramer) 2006 racist standup routine: “It’s been a real launching pad for whites,” Galifianakis quips about the “Seinfeld” show.
After Galifianakis pokes fun at Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and “Bee Movie,” Seinfeld retorts by asking the host if “The Hangover,” which Galifianakis starred in, would be considered a comedy classic if its sequels were never made.
Wayne Knight, who played Newman on “Seinfeld,” even makes a brief appearance, but Galifianakis becomes upset that Seinfeld doesn’t refer to Knight as Newman.
Later in the episode, rapper Cardi B joins Galifianakis between the ferns to Seinfeld’s surprise and confusion. Seinfeld is forced to sit on a crate while Cardi B gets the chair. Galifianakis gives her a gift for her future baby, a onesie that says “Rap Fan.”
“This is a really different interview than the one I did,” Seinfeld says. “I’m not even between the ferns anymore.”
Galifianikis closes the episode with a “Seinfeld”-inspired stand-up routine: “You ever have a talk show and on that talk show the guest is really lame?”
Watch the entire episode below: