Another great interview I thought I lost forever when GATW sunk with Captain Ahab of the Internet was this one, with funnymanguy Zach Galifianakis. It took place at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and Zachy was there to promote his part in Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's film adaptation of Ned Vizzini's memoir, IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY. (The book is quite inspiring and great; the movie, unfortunately, is not.)
Zach is great. You can tell he could tell I was slightly nervous and when they were setting up before telling me to start the interview, he wanted to have a time with me. Doing interviews with comedians is tough because you never know what's going to happen -- they are fast, quippy sonofabitches. Sometimes you're lucky and you can bounce off their jokes, sometimes they laugh at yours, but often you just give an odd laugh at their comments and carry on to the next question. The latter is boring. You get a few minutes with a comedian or two, make it count.
This interview is uncut, so you get to see where we start off talking about how much we believe in one another, and he answers the most important question about his career: why he didn't win an Oscar for his brilliant performance in OUT COLD.
Bonus! I've also uploaded the interview with subtitles because this interview has funny stories and now you can read them as we speak. Neat, huh? Technology.
[Note: This interview was originally published on GordonandtheWhale.com at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.]