All the Celebrity Appearances in Zach Galifianakis’ ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’

Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Zach Galifianakis, Chrissy Teigen, and John Legend at Netflix’s screening of ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ | Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix

Between Two Ferns: The Movie is a new Netflix film starring Zach Galifianakis. The movie is a spin-off of Galifianakis’ web show of the same name. The premise of the talk show is that Galifianakis interviews different celebrities while also insulting them. In the movie, Galifianakis interviews several different notable celebrities.

Will Ferrell plays Zach Galifianakis’ boss

In Between Two Ferns: The Movie, Ferrell plays Galifianakis’ boss. The premise of the movie involves Ferrell, playing a version of himself, discovering Galifianakis’ public access TV show, Between Two Ferns. In the movie, Ferrell sends Galifianakis across the country to interview celebrities for an online series. If Galifianakis succeeds, he will receive his own nightly talk show.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen both appear in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’

Like Ferrell, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen also play themselves in Between Two Ferns: The Movie. The trailer for the movie shows Teigen flirting with Galifianakis in a bar.

“I love your show,” she says. “What if we take this upstairs?”

Galifianakis asks, “What about John Legend?”

“He’s probably at home polishing his EGOT,” Teigen replies.

EGOT is an acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Legend has notably won all four awards. Later in the film, Legend appears and Galifianakis interviews him.

Zach Galifianakis interviews Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Matthew McConaughey, and more

Galifianakis interviews countless other celebrities in Between Two Ferns: The Movie. One of the celebrities Galifianakis interviews is Paul Rudd. While the full interview did not make it into the film, Netflix posted the extended version on YouTube.

Two other notable celebrities Galifianakis interviewed in the movie are Brie Larson and Matthew McConaughey. However, the list of celebrities does not stop there. Awkwafina, Chance the Rapper, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Dinklage, Gal Gadot, Tiffany Haddish, Jon Hamm, Rashida Jones, David Letterman, Keanu Reeves, Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott, Hailee Steinfeld, Tessa Thompson, and Bruce Willis all appear as themselves in the film. 

Fans enjoyed ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’

Between Two Ferns: The Movie received mainly positive reviews. It currently has a rating of 76 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Viewers of the movie also posted praise on social media.

“If you haven’t watched BETWEEN TWO FERNS: THE MOVIE yet, you are missing out on some of the biggest laughs of the year. The outtakes alone are better than most of the comedies released by studios in any given year,” wrote Ethan Anderton on Twitter.

“I agree with the biggest laughs. It was hilarious,” a Twitter user replied.

“The Between Two Ferns movie on Netflix is super fun — and make sure to stay for the bloopers at the end,” another Twitter user wrote.

Between Two Ferns: The Movie premiered on Netflix on Sept. 20, 2019. While a lot of the movie focuses on the celebrity interviews, it is stylized as a mockumentary based around Galifianakis. In addition to Galifianakis, the movie also stars Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Gaul, and Jiavani Linayao.