It’s the “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” Holiday Spectacular–which is also billed at Funny Or Die as the “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”: Happy Holidays Edition, because they forgot to coordinate the editorial calendar at the site. Which is okay, because the important thing is that Zach Galifianakis is back between two ferns (now decorated for Christmas) with Samuel L. Jackson and Tobey Maguire.
It’s a pretty stellar holiday broadcast, too. We know that Samuel L. Jackson can look pissed off and sullen, but we weren’t ready for Tobey Maguire to pull off some perfect awkwardness. And, as usual, Between Two Ferns is all about awkwardness. And, this time, Christmas–with special musical guests the Arcade Fire, even. That makes for a nice surprise. As does the comic genius of Tobey Maguire.
We’ll also note that this won’t be Zach Galifianakis’ only big Christmas appearance on a fake talk show for this holiday season. He’s showing up in Santa garb on Friday’s Comedy Bang! Bang! on the IFC network. The episode is called “Zach Galifianakis Wears A Santa Suit,” so it’s not like that’s any kind of spoiler. He angers a Christmas elf in that episode–which airs 9 pm, EST, so it’s not our fault if you miss it. But for now, just enjoy the best Holiday Edition/Spectacular of the Year.