What do you get when you cross an unintentionally awkward Hillary Clinton with a deliberately awkward comedian? Something pretty damned hilarious.
Hillary Clinton’s kicking her campaign to win over millennials into overdrive. And that, of course, requires doing time with Zach Galifianakis on Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns, as Barack Obama did back in 2012.
The segment opens as Hillary Clinton sits alone on the set wondering aloud, “Where is he? Where’s Zach?” Meanwhile, the host was sneaking up on her while wearing a creepy death mask.
Her Secret Service agents tackle him, of course, as Zach Galifianakis protests, “I was just trying to scare her!” Hillary Clinton then deadpans, “Not a good idea around the Secret Service,” and their chat begins.
Here’s a sampling of the wildly inappropriate questions Zach Galifiniakis asked of the Democratic presidential candidate.
- “Are you excited to be the first girl president?”
- “As secretary [of state], how many words per minute could you type, and how does president Obama like his coffee? Like himself? Weak?”
- “When you see how well it works for Donald Trump, do you think to yourself, oh maybe I should be more racist?”
- “What happens if you become pregnant? Are we gonna be stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months? How does this work?”
Playing the straight (wo)man to Zach Galifianakis’ even straighter man, Hillary Clinton responded with zingers like:
- “These are really out of date questions. You need to get out more.”
- “I really regret doing this,” and;
- “Why would you play a commercial for my opponent in the middle of our interview?”
Actually, Hillary Clinton isn’t in as much trouble with millennial voters as people think. Even back in April, a poll by the Harvard Institute of Politics found her ahead of Donald Trump with young voters ages 18-29 by 61 percent to 25 percent. But, of course, they’re not nearly as excited about the former secretary of state as they were about Bernie Sanders, so she’s got some serious work to do.
Watch: Hillary Clinton and Zach Galifianakis in the most hilariously awkward interview ever.
Featured image: Video screengrab via Funny Or Die’s Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.