Zachary Knight Galifianakis (; born October 1, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, musician and writer who came to prominence with his Comedy Central Presents special in 2001 and presented his own show called Late World with Zach on VH1 the following year. He has also starred in films, such as The Hangover trilogy (2009–2013), Due Date (2010), The Campaign (2012), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and Masterminds (2016). He has also had starring voice roles in Puss in Boots (2011), The Lego Batman Movie (2017) and Missing Link (2019).Galifianakis is the host of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis on the Funny or Die website. He starred in the FX series Baskets for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2017.
In August 2012, Galifianakis married Quinn Lundberg, co-founder of the Growing Voices charity, at the UBC Farm in Vancouver, British Columbia. On September 7, 2013, Lundberg gave birth to their first child, a boy, and Galifianakis missed the premiere of his film Are You Here to attend the birth. He and Quinn had a second son on November 7, 2016.Lundberg's cousin, Charlie Clark, is the mayor of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. On the day of the election, Galifianakis made a video endorsing Clark's campaign.In January 2014, Galifianakis and A Night of a Thousand Vaginas co-star Sarah Silverman announced their intention to raise $20,000 to help fund the Texas Abortion Fund, part of a nationwide network of funds set up to assist women in obtaining abortions in states whose legislatures had placed restrictions on the practice. The fundraiser was set up in response to the passage of Texas H.B. 2, which established several restrictions that forced a majority of the state's abortion clinics to close.Galifianakis owns a farm in Sparta, Alleghany County, North Carolina, and splits his time between the farm and his work. He said, "My farm is a place that I get to think clearly and pretend to know what I am doing."Galifianakis befriended a homeless woman in her 80s who was living in a Santa Monica laundromat for 18 years. Galifianakis got her an apartment across the street from the laundromat. The story was revealed in the 2015 documentary Queen Mimi.
Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. His mother, Mary Frances (née Cashion), was a community arts center owner, and his father, Harry, a heating oil vendor. His mother is of Scottish ancestry, and his paternal grandparents, Mike Galifianakis and Sophia Kastrinakis, were emigrants from Crete, Greece. Galifianakis was baptized in his father's Greek Orthodox church. He has a younger sister, Merritt, and an older brother, Greg. His cousin is Washington Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis. His uncle, a politician, is also named Nick Galifianakis. Galifianakis attended Wilkes Central High School, and subsequently attended North Carolina State University, where he majored in communication. While in college, he worked at a public access station. He taught a waltz class in 1991 where he crossed paths with Mary J. Blige.
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Ron's Gone Wrong
The story of the wonderful walking, talking, digitally connected bot that sweeps the world becoming every kid's new best friend. When an eleven-year-old boy ends up with one that doesn't work, his att...
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Joker: Put on a Happy Face
Interviews with filmmakers and industry legends, discover the origins and evolution of The Clown Prince of Crime, and learn why he is considered the greatest comic-book supervillain of all time.
The Sunlit Night
Between New York City and the far north of Norway, there is a relationship between an American painter and a Russian artist. They discover a future and family that they didn't know they had when they ...
DICKTOWN is a town in North Carolina that has a famous boy detective, John Hunchman, and his hired muscle, David Purefoy. They're still detectives, but they're not boys anymore, and they only solve cr...
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Galifianakis wanted to be a star. When Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show, 'Between Two Ferns', and uploaded it to Funny or Die, he became a viral laughing stock. He and his crew are go...
Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. None of his peers seem to recognize this. Sir Lionel is going to the Pacific Northwest to prove the ex...
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A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy
John Legend and his wife are celebrating with friends and family.
A Wrinkle in Time
Three strange beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find her father after he vanished.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
David Letterman interviews fascinating global figures on his talk show.
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Batman Is Just Not That Into You
On the Dr. The Batman and the Joker are not together anymore. There is a short film about The Lego Batman Movie.
An artist is commissioned to paint a portrait of a married woman. The two are trying to build a future together by investing in the tulip market.
The Lego Batman Movie
A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule the city, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wants to be his sidekick.
One Brick at a Time: Making the LEGO Batman Movie
There is a documentary on the Lego Batman Movie.
The Gong Show
Unique performers demonstrate their artistry in front of Hollywood judges in this update of the kitschy '70s talent show, which features the worst performances being cut short by bangs on the gong.
3 Movies · 2 TV shows
A night guard is working. One of the biggest bank heists in American history has been organized.
There are narratives about inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system. The show follows high-profile correspondents as they investigate aspects of i...
She was forced onto the streets in her 50s and ended up at a laundromat. She has been homeless for 20 years but is now at Hollywood's red carpets. The fascinating and moving story of a strong woman is...
Reality keeps interfering with Chip Baskets' dream of being a French clown. He moved back to Bakersfield with high hopes after facing financial difficulties and a language barrier. He is forced to con...
Keeping Up with the Joneses
An ordinary suburban couple finds it hard to keep up with the Joneses, especially when they discover that Mr. They are and Mr. and Mrs. Jones are covert operatives.
Tig Notaro, a Los Angeles based comedian who just days after being diagnosed with stage II breast cancer changed the course of her career with a poignant stand-up set, is the subject of an intimate do...
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special
The past 40 years of Saturday Night Live were remembered by former members.
Birdman: All-Access (A View From the Wings)
A making-of documentary for the 2014 film "Birdman".
3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories
Tim and Eric's dark comedy anthology series.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero is trying to make a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, re...
Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor
Five severely wounded Iraq/Afghanistan veterans work with professional comedy writers and A-List comedians to explore their personal experiences through the healing power of humor. They write their ow...
Muppets Most Wanted
While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his villainous sidekick.
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Sam Jones sits down with the professionals of television and movies, and other celebrities, to discuss their development before fame, their passions beyond their careers, and gives them a space to ope...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
Steven Brody Stevens, known for his manic nature on stage, suffers a real public breakdown and attempts to put his life back together afterwards.
Are You Here
Steve Dallas and Ben Baker return to Ben's childhood home when Steve learns that Ben has lost his father. The ill-equipped duo must battle Ben's formidable sister and deal with his father's gorgeous 2...
Here Comes the Night Time
Directed by Roman Coppola. Featuring 'Here Comes The Night Time,' 'We Exist,' and 'Normal Person' from the album REFLEKTOR. Merge Records 2013
The Hangover Part III
There is no wedding this time. There is no bachelor party. All bets are off when the Wolfpack hits the road.
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Two politicians are competing to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the US House of Representatives.
Say "cheese" and you'll get a fake grin in a photo. Dean Fleischer-Camp, who directs the popular "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On" videos with former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Jenny Slate, pranked...
Half hour comedy documentary series from veteran funny-man David Steinberg and Steve Carell reveals the inspirations, influences and idols of some of the greatest comics of our time.
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Scott Aukerman is the creator of COMEDY BANG!, a comedy show that riffs on the format of a late night talk show. In each episode, Aukerman engages his guests with lines of questioning and beats provid...
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
An unscripted chronicle of comedian Brody Stevens whose behavior is bizarre even before he goes off his psychiatrist-prescribed medications and things get even weirder.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Jerry takes his comedy friends out for coffee in his classic cars. Larry David said, "You've finally made a show about nothing."
From America's greatest beardsman, to Morgan Spurlock's own mustache, the Executive Producers will bring us a hilarious look at men's identity in the 21st century. In a world where the definition of m...
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
Two guys get a billion dollars to make a movie, but they can't make it.
The Bitter Buddha
The life of one of America's most original comedians is the subject of a documentary. "The Bitter Buddha" depicts creativity, enlightenment and rage.
The Hangover Part II
The crew is in Thailand for a wedding. After the disaster of a bachelor party in Las Vegas last year, Stu is playing it safe. Bangkok is the perfect location for another adventure with the rowdy group...
Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots became a hero when he set off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat. The sho...
A sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day, when they learn that their beloved theater is s...
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It's Kind of a Funny Story
A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Funny or Die Presents
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay created a half-hour sketch comedy show called "Funny or Die Presents." It was on the air on February 19th. Sky Atlantic broadcasts it in the UK.
Dinner for Schmucks
Tim Conrad works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career boost. Tim wants to meet Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. Bar...
The talk show was hosted by O'Brien.
Fantasia in Best Show Minor
The Best Show Minor is the first show on the DVD release. There are sketches, animation, and guest appearances. Kurt Vile, Yo La Tengo, and others. During the pledge drive, the DVD was available.
Just 3 Boyz
The warped sitcom features Tim, Eric, andZach Galafianakis.
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special
Join Wareheim and Heidecker for an exciting winter holiday that is taking the world by storm with the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
After their boss is killed, two government spy teams are fighting in an underground facility.
Peter Highman needs to be in the US in five days to be present for his child's birth. He was put on the 'no-fly' list after his wallet and luggage were stolen. Peter accepts a ride from an actor.
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There is a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom when three friends come to after a night of partying. Doug is supposed to be tying the knot, but they can't find him. Launching a frantic sear...
Bored to Death
Jonathan Ames is a writer. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Jonathan turned to h...
Mooch takes on a mission for the US government to stop evil Leonard Saber, who plans to destroy the world with household appliances. They are sentenced to a pet shop after the government shuts them do...
Up in the Air
Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert who spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he is about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman wh...
Little Fish, Strange Pond
Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will, and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack wanted to show his...
Youth in Revolt
Nick is out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park because he is a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard. It's love at first sight for Nick when Sheeni pl...
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A Vodka Movie
Three vignettes detail Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's failing attempts to create an Absolut Vodka commercial with their irate friend Zack Galifianakis.
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
There is a comedy series on the internet called Between Two Ferns withZach Galifianakis. As the title suggests, the set for the show resembles a low-budget amateur production. He has an awkward demean...
A young mattress salesman tries to adopt a baby from China but is distracted by a relationship with a wealthy woman at his store A hitman is trying to kill Brian.
What Happens in Vegas
During a wild vacation in Las Vegas, career woman Joy McNally and playboy Jack Fuller come to the realization that they have married each other after a night of drunken abandon. They are forced to liv...
George Washington Winsterhammerman is boring in this comedy. When George starts showing symptoms of stress, he is forced to examine his life. George looked at his nice job, his sexless marriage, and h...
The original Los Angeles club opened on Fairfax Ave. In 1989.
4 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at The Troubadour
Today's edgiest comedians perform at Los Angeles' legendary Troubadour rock 'n' roll club.
Into the Wild
Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and went to live in the wilderness after graduating from Emory University in 1992.
Tim and Eric Nite Live!
Tim and Eric Nite Live! was an American television series, which premiered November 8, 2007 on SuperDeluxe. The talk show stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators of Tom Goes to the Mayor and T...
Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion
From an inauspicious beginning performing comedy routines in the back of a burger joint in New York, unconventional stand-up starZach Galifianakis has made a splash on the scene with his inimitable br...
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, is an American sketch comedy television series, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, which ran until May 2010 on the Adult Swim comedy block....
Super High Me
To find out the true effects of marijuana on the human body, stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year Doug Benson documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive am...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Dog Bites Man
Dog Bites Man was on Comedy Central. It was on The Comedy Channel in Australia. The company produced the series.
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the El Rey
Stand-up comedians Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn and Patton Oswalt will perform for the final show of their successful "Comedians of Comedy" tour. This farewell gig is sure to please fans who like their...
3 Movies · 4 TV shows
Zach Galifianakis: Look Who it Isn't
There is a variety of Galifianakis' comedy routines on the DVD. Some of his stand-up appearances can be seen in the clips.
The Comedians of Comedy
The Comedians of Comedy is an occasional stand-up comedy tour featuring some of the funniest people in the world, and was documented in a 2005 film and 2005 Comedy Central television series of the sam...
The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their colleg...
Too Late with Adam Carolla
Too Late with Adam Carolla was a late night talk show hosted by Adam Carolla and produced by Jackhole Industries, a team made up of old collaborators. The show, which mixed celebrity interviews, every...
Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine
DVD SIDE * Entire album in Enhanced LPCM Stereo * Brand-new videos for "Not About Love" and "Parting Gift" (live), never before released * Live performances of 5 songs filmed at the club Largo in Los ...
Wonder Showzen is an American sketch comedy television series that aired between 2005 and 2006 on MTV2. It was created by John Lee and Vernon Chatman of PFFR. The show is rated TV-MA. The show's form...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Zach and Avery of Fergus
They are brothers and roomates. After two years of chasing their dreams, the older brother's ambition faded. He misplaces his pen as he makes plans. The relationship between two new people is tested o...
Last Laugh '04
Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04 was a "year-in-review" type show where comedians talked about events in 2004. The show featured stand-up sets by Norm Macdonald, Kathy Griffin, D.L. Hughley, Gerg Giral...
Tom Goes to the Mayor
Tom Goes to the Mayor is an American animated television series created by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. It began on November 14, 2004 and ended on September 25, 2006 with a total of thirty episode...
4 TV shows
A university graduate working in the city's morgue is able to do the same thing over and over again.
Real Time with Bill Maher
A panel of guests, including politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like, discuss what's going on in the world each week on Bill Maher's show.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is a late-night talk show on ABC.
As incompetent officers swing into action, answering calls about everything from speeding violations to prostitution, this comedy brings viewers into the squad car. Within each episode, viewers can se...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
During World War II, the submarine USS Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission in the dark. The shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted...
Late World with Zach
Late World with Zach was a television show on VH1 during the spring of 2002, starring Zach Galifianakis who appeared without his now-trademark beard for most of the show's run. Late World's theme son...
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Bob Odenkirk is a former Saturday Night Live writer and actor. The show features a number of notable alternative comedians as both cast members and writers.
Jimmy was born without an immune system and has lived in a bubble in his bedroom. Jimmy went across the country to stop her when she decided to marry her high school boyfriend.
In order to get evidence used to incriminate Pops for racketeering charges, Pops wants his son, Corky, to go undercover with the FBI.
Next Caller is an unaired American television comedy series that was scheduled to premiere mid-season on NBC as part of the 2012–13 television schedule. The network placed a series order in May of 201...
Max and Page are a mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy men who are willing to marry him. Max catches her husband in the act when Page seduces them...
Rick Rambis and his friends are having the time of their lives on Bull Mountain, until the legendary Papa Muntz' son decides to sell the mountain to a sleazy land developer, have the staff fired and t...
1 TV show
Comedy Central Presents
Some of the best up-and-coming comedians of the moment were showcased in these half-hour specials. Many of today's stand-up stars were influenced by the show.
2 TV shows
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are tackled by The World's Fakest News Team.
Boston Common was on NBC from 1996 to 1997. Anthony Clark was in it. It was one of the 10 highest rated shows in its first season as it ranked 8th in the yearly ratings and was viewed by an average of...
1 TV show
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
1 TV show
Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...
1 TV show
Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...