Going where no president has ever gone before, Barack Obama appeared on Zach Galifianakis’ web-based talk show “Between Two Ferns” on Tuesday to spar back and forth with the awkward comedian and crack a few jokes.
According to the White House, Obama took part in the Funny or Die web series to encourage young people to enroll in Obamacare through Healthcare.gov.
But before the two got down to business, shade and hilarious subliminal shots were exchanged, as Galifianakis often does with his famous guests.
President Obama started with his first passive-aggressive dig:
“When I heard that people actually watch this show, I was pretty surprised.”
The Hangover star shot back.
Galifianakis: “What’s it like to be the last black president?”
Obama: “Seriously? What’s it like to be the last time you ever talk to a president?”
Galifiankis: “Not to bring up the birth certificate thing but you really never did produce it.”
Obama: “Where is your birth certificate? Why don’t you show it to us right now?”
Galifianakis: “I don’t want to show anyone my birth certificate it’s embarrassing, my weight, it says I was born seven pounds , 800 ounces.”
When the two discussed Obama’s presidential terms, the President told Galifianakis that running for a third time would be like making a third Hangover movie.
“Didn’t really work out very well, did it?” Obama said.
But then Galifianakis hit Obama with the ultimate shade.
“You said if you had a son you would not let him play football. What makes you think he would want to play football? What if he was a nerd like you?”
To which Obama replied:
“You think a woman like Michelle would marry a nerd? Why don’t you ask her if she would marry a nerd?”
“No, I’m not gonna let her near you.”
But Obama did get a chance to relay his important message, telling the comedian that he wanted people to know they can get affordable health care for just about as much as a monthly phone bill.
“Oh yeah I heard about that, that’s the thing that doesn’t work.”
Watch the hilarious exchange above and get the real deal on how Obamacare works in the interview above.
SOURCE: Funny or Die