This Saturday night, March 12th, the incomparable Zach Galifianakis (seriously…who would you compare him to?) hosts Saturday Night Live for the second consecutive year. In fact, he is hosting SNL almost exactly a year later, as his hosting gig in 2010 came on March 6th.
It is a cliche at this point to say that SNL is not even close to as funny as it used to be, so I won’t pile on with more negativity. I’ll keep things positive and say that Zach G’s appearance last year was definitely one of the highlights, and I am looking forward to watching him host again this year.
To whet everyone’s appetite, this post includes some videos of Galifianakis’ last SNL appearance, plus some of the funnier YouTube clips of one of the best funniest comedians working today.
Zach Galifianakis Monologue From 2010 SNL Appearance
The Bidet Skit w/ Zach G and Kristen Wiig
Hilarious Zach G Cameo on ‘What Up Wit Dat’
Zach is a Special Guest on the Today Show
And here is the promo for Saturday’s episode:
SNL Promo for March 12th Show w/ Host Zach Galfianakis
And, because five videos just isn’t enough, below are 10 other terrific YouTube moments featuring Galifianakis (which we featured on MSF before here). And once you are done with those, spend the rest of your day here watching all of the Between Two Ferns videos, all of which are laugh out loud hilarious.
But first, just because, here is a gargantuan picture from GQ of Zach with froot loops and other random things in his beard:
Image source: DreamLandApparel.com
And now, 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.