When you’re the President of the United States, and your new healthcare website is suffering from a bad PR start, you probably have to get creative in how you promote it. That’s the only way to explain the wonderful scenario that unfolded in the White House diplomatic room, where Barack Obama recently joined Zach Galifianakis on the absurdist talk show Between Two Ferns. As per usual, Galifianakis insulted his guest, received insults in return, and really explored the awkward conversational space that inevitably arises. Check it out above.
The Paste SXSW living room reaction:
Tyler Kane, Editor: This isn’t that funny.
Dacey Orr, Multimedia Editor: He’s the president. He could be a lot less funny.
I’m with Dacey.