Comedian in chief? President Obama pitches health care on Funny or Die

McClatchy Washington BureauMarch 11, 2014 

President Obama traded barbs with Zach Galifianakis on the comedian’s ‘Funny or Die’ show “Between Two Ferns” in a bid to convince young invincibles to sign up for health care.

Galifianakis posed a few questions to Obama, including “What should we do about North Ikea” before giving Obama a chance to tout healthcare.gov.

“Let’s get this out of the way,” Galifianakis sighs. “What’d you come here to plug?”

As Obama launches into his pitch -- that young people can get health care “for what it costs you to pay your cell phone bill” -- Galifianakis rolls his eyes.

“Is this what they mean by drones?” Galifianakis asks.

Obama gets in a plug for the web site, the 800 number “and you can do it in person.”

Obama says he’s seen the show before and gets in a few digs at Galifianakis for his role in the Hangover movie series. At one point after Galifiankis asks him, “What’s it like to be the last black president,” Obama follows up with a sharp retort, “Seriously? What’s it like for this to be that last time you ever talk to a president?

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