Call up your whacky tobaccy guy or head to your nearest marijuana cigarette dispensary on or before September 20th because Between Two Ferns: The Movie is hitting Netflix, thanks to the powers of a divine spirit.
The announcement that Netflix was working with Zach Galifianakis and Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!) to make a Ferns movie was announced late last year, but Netflix has recently cleared up speculation of how a straightforward concept could be expanded into movie format.
Via AV Club:
Humiliated when Funny Or Die’s Will Ferrell transforms him into a viral laughingstock, public access host Galifianakis sets out on a road trip to interview a bunch of famous people (identities pending) in order to salvage his interviewer’s reputation. Aukerman is set to direct, as he has all the episodes of Ferns to date; he and Galifianakis also wrote the movie together. Aukerman’s last big project for Netflix was the delightfully silly Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special, which aired back in 2017.
The Emmy-award winning show has spanned 21 episodes since premiering in 2008, with a half-hour special that aired on Comedy Central in 2012. Picking my favorite episodes is like trying to choose my favorite child, but here are a few gems to dive into the rabbit hole. It’s a Friday before a long weekend after all, you’re not doing shit at work.
Come over to my place on September 20th. I’m making my famous spinach dip!