After watching a new installment of “Between Two Ferns,” I always ask myself, “Why doesn’t Zach Galifiankis have his own talk show?” Then I remember, “Oh, right. He already had one, and nobody cared.” In 2002, VH1 premiered “Late World with Zach,” perhaps the most lackadaisical Hail Mary in the history of late night television. The show was yanked after two episodes, but Galifiankis had built a large enough profile off his intriguing persona to remain a top act on the comedy club circuit.
Flash forward a few years later and “Between Two Ferns” is one of the most popular comedy series on the Internet, no doubt propelled by the tremendous success of “The Hangover.” Now it seems like the man is everywhere. So, the question remains: Will Zach Galifiankis ever again be considered for a late night talk show?
Actually, I wouldn’t doubt that his name has been tossed around already. Certainly not for a network slot, but perhaps on one of the cable channels looking to make a splash. If George Lopez is on there, there’s room for Galifianakis. I think most young adult males are willing to spend five nights a week with this bearded comedian.
Of course, Conan needs a job first.
“What are you implogging?” Ha!