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Galifianakis and Aukerman on ‘Between 2 Ferns: The Movie’

Jake Coyle
AP Film Writer

New York – It’s been five years since “Between Two Ferns” was regularly active, but Zach Galifianakis’ beloved celebrity interview satire is back.

Zach Galifianakis, left, and Kaley Cuoco arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Between Two Ferns: The Movie" at ArcLight Hollywood on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.

“Between Two Ferns: The Movie” premieres Friday on Netflix with 10 new celebrity targets for Galifianakis’ rumpled host to skewer. It’s a feature-film feast of a rare comedy candy that, since its 2008 inception, has been only dispersed randomly in 3-6-minute morsels.

Guests in the film include Tiffany Haddish, David Letterman and Benedict Cumberbatch, whom Galifianakis calls “Benefit Lumberjacks.”

Zach Galifianakis, from left, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Between Two Ferns: The Movie."

In the film, a “Funny Or Die” producer played by Will Ferrell demands 10 new “Between Two Ferns” episodes after Galifianakis’ interview with Matthew McConaughey goes awry. A broken pipe prompts a deluge that nearly kills the actor.