All the Hangover movies would not be so amusing if it weren’t for this guy. Zach Galifianakis is one of the funniest people in Hollywood. Here are ten funny facts about this American comedian.
1. Galifianakis went to an audition for Disney's G-Force only because he was high.
When Disney approached Zach Galifianakis with an offer to take part in the animated movie G-Force, he said "Yes" only because he had smoked a pot.
2. Zach doesn’t enjoy being under the spotlight.
Taking pictures is actually one of Zach's most dreaded activities. He tries to talk his way out of it, making a joke or pretending that the photographers are waiters coming up to take his order.
3. Zach is a big fan of Mary Jane.
Galifianakis has dozens of dazzling stories about him being dozed. He has a particular fondness of edible marijuana products. Funny cookies are his favorite dessert for sure!
4. Humor runs in the family of Galifianakis.
He is not the only mad joker in the family. Zach told numerous stories from his childhood involving terrible pranks that his brother tried on him.
5. Self-mockery is Zach’s favorite kind of humor.
Unlike many comedians who earn their fame from making fun of others or the government, Zach enjoys mocking himself. He came up with various nicknames that made fun of his weight, such as "Fat Garden Gnome" and "Marijuana Santa."
6. He has an official website with fun facts about himself.
Galifianakis seems to bring humor to every part of his existence, including his online life. On his website, Zach writes that Iceland is the country he is head over heels about, and that he loves tractors.
7. Zach sometimes answers the web's searched questions about himself.
Galifianakis went undercover and answered some of the web's most searched questions about himself. Mostly, Zach wrote ironic answers, saying, for example, that he was much taller than he appeared on camera, and that his height was 6 feet 20 inches (Galifianakis is actually 5 feet 57 inches tall).
8. He even has a name for his beard.
If you're struggling with ideas for your pet's name, you better ask Zach, because he doesn't know what else to name in his life, he even tagged his beard and called it Shelley.
9. Galifianakis joked his way out of working with Nike.
After his breakthrough work on The Hangover movie, Zach has been approached by many international brands, including Nike. Galifianakis turned to them and posed a question: "Do 7-year-olds still produce your shoes?" and that was the end of the negotiations.
10. Zach was a guest-star on Sesame street.
Galifianakis appeared on kids’ favorite TV show in the section called “Word of the Day.”