What a Joke… Obama Nominated for Emmy for Humorless ‘Funny or Die’ Sketch
What a joke.
Barack Obama was nominated for the uncomfortably non-funny Obamacare internet sketch with comedian Zach Galifianakis on the web series “Between Two Ferns.”
It was almost as painful to watch as his foreign policy. Almost.
FOX News reported:
President Obama and HealthCare.gov are in the running for an Emmy this awards season.
Obama’s satirical interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis on the web series “Between Two Ferns” was nominated Thursday for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment category.
The clip has been viewed online over 22 million times and is credited by some with boosting enrollment in the Affordable Care Act through the HealthCare.gov website.
In the Funny or Die bit, Obama and Galifianakis passive-aggressively trade insults, before Obama gets a chance to plug the health care site.
The interview starts with Galifianakis asking Obama if he was planning on pardoning another turkey for Thanksgiving in 2014. Obama says yes and then asks Galifianakis if it was depressing for him to see a turkey “taken out of circulation” that he “couldn’t eat.”