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President Barack Obama Appears on 'Between Two Ferns' [Video]

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Zach Galifianakis books the POTUS to talk about health care and which country he rooted for in the Olympics.

President Barack Obama Appears on 'Between Two Ferns' [Video]

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Zach Galifianakis has booked his fair share of incredible guests on his Funny or Die web series "Between Two Ferns." Today's guest is the ultimate get. President Barack Obama appeared on "Between Two Ferns" today (I never thought I would ever be typing those words) and it was pretty great. It was an obvious plug to try and reach young viewers and make them aware of the healthcare.gov website, and who knows whether or not it will even work in the long run. But that is besides the point.

The real question is: Did Obama bring the funny?

Yes, yes he did. Barack Obama is obviously very charismatic, and he holds his own here against Galifianakis. Some of the dialogue, especially towards the end, is a little forced, but Obama was really comfortable delivering the casual zingers that are customary on "Between Two Ferns." And did you see how pleased he looked after delivering that turkey joke? That was fun.

The President hasn't shied away from appearances like this in the past, slow jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon, appearing on numerous other late night shows and even participating in a Reddit AMA back in 2012. He is no stranger to technology, since he knows that's where people, especially young people, operate. Using humor is always a good route to try and get a message across. Maybe "Community Organizer" Barack Obama (SP?) will start his own web series since all of the equipment has been at the White House all this time.

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