I feel extremely confident saying that the internet has been a net negative for the universe. It has systematically ruined everything from politics, to conversation skills, to literacy, to the retail industry. Basically the only good thing about the internet is Zach Galifianakis’ inspired talk show spoof “Between Two Ferns” which started life as a series of shorts on Funny Or Die and is now getting its own inspired-looking movie on Netflix.

The premise is that Galifianakis, playing himself, nearly murders Matthew McConaughey on the set of the show, and then must appease his boss, Will Ferrell, by taking BTF on the road to interview other celebrities — and the list of cameos in the film include Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Dinklage, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Jason Schwartzman, Tiffany Haddish, Paul Rust, Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, John Legend, Adam Scott, Brie Larson, Jon Hamm, Awkwafina, Hailee Steinfeld, John Cho, and Keanu Reeves. (Whoa.)

Here’s the film’s trailer:

The official synopsis:

Zach Galifianakis dreamed of becoming a star. But when Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show "Between Two Ferns" and uploaded it to Funny Or Die, Zach became a viral laughing stock. Now Zach and his crew are taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation. Directed by Scott Aukerman, and produced by Funny Or Die’s Mike Farah and Caitlin Daley, and Aukerman and Galifianakis, BETWEEN TWO FERNS: THE MOVIE is a laugh-out-loud comedy that gives new insight into the curmudgeonly, beloved outsider Zach Galifianakis has created over the years.

I laughed out loud three times at the trailer alone, which I think already makes it one of the five funniest comedies of 2019. I can’t wait for the feature-length version. Between Two Ferns: The Movie premieres on Netflix (not in theaters) on September 20.

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