The summer of Zach Galifianakis

It has become increasingly clear that the summer of 2009 will be the moment in which everyone else learns what everyone who reads this site already knows: Zach Galifianakis will bemuse and bedazzle you with his wondrous sense of humor and comic timing.

The New York Times magazine did a big spread on him yesterday; The Wall Street Journal profiled him last week, too. All because of his scene-stealing performance in The Hangover, which opens this Friday (June 5). It's certain to get a lot of new people looking up his stand-up clips. But that's not all. His more arty film, Visioneers, gets screened June 3 at the 92YTribeca. Galifianakis also will star this summer in a big 3-D Disney live-action/animated comedy with secret agent guinea pigs, G-Force. Hopefully this will give Galifianakis the opportunities to do what he wants, and bring more of his projects to a wider audience. If they can handle laughing that much, that is.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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One thought on “The summer of Zach Galifianakis

  1. Big fan of Galifianakis. Comedy as art is the right direction if the currently flooded comedy world is going to survive. It’s more rare, harder to concieve and a lot more exciting (when successful) than what has come to be known as “traditional” comedy.

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