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No joke: Obama interviewed by Zach Galifianakis

Matthew Hoye | 3/12/2014, 6:55 a.m.
President Obama took his message of health care for all to a cult internet comedy show, in an effort to ...
Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifianakis and Ed Helms star in the third installment of "The Hangover." Courtesy Warner Bros.

— Galifianakis then rolls up his sleeve and shows the President an ailment on his arm, that Obama says is "disgusting" And tells him he needs to get it checked right away. He then makes one more plug for Obamacare saying, "Zac you need to get that checked right away. You need to get on Healthcare.gov because that's one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen.'

Galifianakis retorts, "Is your plug finally over?"

"I suppose so." Says the President.

At the end of the sketch, Obama pushes a button on a table between them, and a black curtain behind them falls to the ground, and reveals that Galifianakis has actually been taping his show in the Diplomatic Room at the White House. Galifianakis thanks the president for the interview and then adds, "Thanks for letting me shoot my show here all these years."

Obama asks, "Who gave you permission to do that?" Galifianakis responds, "Bush."

To say that "Between Two Ferns" is an unusual outlet for a President is an understatement. The show has a reputation for getting raunchy, and being very unscripted.

For example, when Justin Bieber appeared on set Galifianakis told him, "Your dirty young punk attitude is not gonna work in this interview."

The comedian then called Bieber out for urinating in public, and then took off his belt and started whipping Bieber, telling him he didn't really think Bieber's mother would mind.

Galifianakis also made waves when he asked actress Natalie Portman for her phone number, and whether she shaved her private parts.