Ever since seeing him steal the show in The Hangover – and realizing that he reminds me uncannily of MSF contributor Nick Gerlach – Zach Galifianakis has quickly become one of my favorite comedians.
How do I know that he is one of my favorites? Well after laughing earlier tonight while Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig somehow made an otherwise pedestrian skit about bedets funny, I thought to myself, “you know what? I would probably laugh hysterically just watching Zach Galifianakis read the phone book.”
And ultimately, that is the standard by which all comedians should be measured. Because if someone can make you laugh while reading the phone book, you might be a tool, but they are definitely hilarious.
So, despite the fact that we are supposed to be a “sports blog”, I am taking some time on a quiet Saturday evening to enjoy some of the funniest YouTube videos featuring Zach Galifianakis and share them with you.
Hopefully you find them all as uproariously hilarious as I do. If not, you are no longer welcome at Midwest Sports Fans.
All joking aside, if you watched tonight’s Saturday Night Live, you’ll realize that Galifianakis is still using many of the same jokes/themes that he was using as far back as 2001. And if you have a problem with that, and because of it have a problem with these videos, somehow not finding them funny, you are no longer welcome at Midwest Sports Fans.
Without further ado, here are 10 great YouTube moments featuring Zach Galifianakis…in no particular order…
Zach Galifianakis YouTube Video #1: Zach Galifianakis on Physical Comedy
Zach Galifianakis YouTube Video #’s 2 & 3: Zach Galfianakis Gets Hilariously Pissed (Very NSFW)
Description from YouTube: When Zach came to Univ. of South Carolina some idiot started drunk-talking…was it a plant?? that’s up for debate. But here is how it started. Sorry for the beginning quality, I had to hide my camera.
Description from YouTube: Zach already hates the drunk girl. Then her fucking cell phone goes off! And Zach goes Hulk on her ass! We love you Zach!
Zach Galifianakis YouTube Video #4: Zach Galifianakis Singing in a Dress
Zach Galifianakis YouTube Video #5: Zach Galifianakis Plays the Piano & Tells Jokes on Conan
Best line: “You know what I realized the other day? You cannot fax acid.”
For the record, I think this one may be favorite of them all. Must be something about the synergy of Conan and Galifianakis.
Zach Galifianakis YouTube Video #6: Zach’s Interpretation “Under Pressure” by David Bowie
The first thing you’ll notice about this is that Galifianakis has no beard. For the record, I don’t like it…and I bet everyone will agree. Everything he does and says is 10X funnier when he has a beard.
That being said, this is still hilarious.
The second thing that you’ll think is, “Whoa? Galifianakis had a TV show?” Apparently so. I feel so deprived a) that I didn’t know this; and, b) that I don’t have the box set. KVB, I blame you for this. You are my go-to guy for Galifianakis stuff. You’ve failed me. You’ve failed us all…hippie.
Zach Galifianakis YouTube Video #’s 7, 8, & 9: A Vodka Movie by Zach, Tim, and Eric
Background: Zach Galifianakis, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim were commissioned by Absolut Vodka to make a film for their website. They were told they could do anything they wanted as long as they mentioned the product.
Zach Galifianakis YouTube Video #10: “We’re the three best friends…”
And just so you come away from this post with an annoyingly poignant song stuck in your head, there’s this:
If you think that I left out some must-see moments (and I’m sure I did) please post links in the comment section. That’s what it’s there for.
And for the record, I was kidding above about the “not welcome at Midwest Sports Fans” stuff. You laughed, so you’re welcome here any time.