- By TVweb | May 3, 2012
The special 30-minute Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York, hosted by Zach Galifianakis and produced by Funny Or Die, will air at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT and serve as a precursor to the 2nd annual The Comedy Awards airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Hoping to do for ferns what Barbara Walters did for trees, Zach Galifianakis - a multiple The Comedy Awards nominee - will welcome fellow The Comedy Awards contenders Tina Fey and Jon Stewart, as well as Sir Richard Branson, to his foliage-filled set for the show's primetime television debut.
Funny Or Die's award-winning series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is an 'anything goes, you-never-know-what's-going-to-happen' interview talk show. Shot between two ferns - literally -actor/comedian Zach Galifianakis asks questions to unassuming celebrities and personalities who often find themselves asking, and almost always out loud to Zach, 'what am I doing here?'. Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang Bang), is the Executive Producer and Director of Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York.
The Comedy Awards now in its second year, is dedicated to celebrating the art of comedy with a historic, one-night-only celebration honoring the most talented writers, directors, actors and stand-ups, who provided the laugh track to our lives this past year. The ceremony will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, May 6 and air on Comedy Central's international channels across Europe, New Zealand, India, Israel and Africa.