“I really regret doing this”
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In a new episode of the Funny Or Die web series, “Between Two Ferns,” Zach Galifianakis launches his trademark gambit of ridiculous questions at Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The show is designed to lampoon traditionally stilted celebrity interviews, and while Galifianakis effortlessly plays his part, Clinton practically trumps him with her deadpan stares and sarcastic answers.
Some of the highlights include Clinton answering a question about getting pregnant in office with, “I could send you some pamphlets that might help you understand.” When Galifianakis blithely mentions she’ll be the first white president for a very young generation, she stares at him indifferently. To the question, “How does President Obama like his coffee? Like himself? Weak?”, Clinton sighs before firing back, “You know, Zach, those are really out of date questions. You need to get out more.”
With all of these irreverent questions, Clinton either launches back an expert poker face or offers a sarcastic answer of her own. On a surface level, this bit might seem like another unremarkable ploy for media attention, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find a side of Clinton that we don’t get to see enough. She’s inarguably candid and personable in this patience-testing interview. She gets the joke and asserts her own sense of humor. Above all, these interviews play a humanizing role for politicians, and have an indirect way of revealing true colors. It’s easy to laugh at your opponent, but laughing at yourself? That takes a bigger person—and candidate.