Zach Galifianakis drops in on 'Conan' (literally) and calls Donald Trump 'the bully of the world'

Now this is how you make an entrance, people. During Monday night’s Conan, Zach Galifianakis — one of the trio of handsome Hangover Part II men gracing our cover this week — decided to take the whole “dropping in” to a talk show thing to the next level.

After Conan O’Brien announced Galifianakis, there was a brief pause before the funny man descended — well, more like plummeted — to the set like a bearded angel. Major props to Galifianakis for committing to the bit (from the looks of it, that was no stunt man) with both the initial fall and the stumble afterward. “I got confused how to enter,” Galifianakis told Coco when he finally planted himself at his guest chair.

The entire interview was as entertaining as his spectacular entrance (which is even more impressive in slow motion), as the two funny men talked everything from his hard-to-spell/pronounce last name, what it’s like living in the torch of the Statue of Liberty, and being at the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Galifianakis attended the event a few weeks ago and was seated at the same table as Jon Hamm. (When Hamm stopped by Conan last week, the Bridesmaids actor admitted that he and Galifianakis had a blast having a laugh at the expense of that evening’s most roasted guest, Donald Trump.) “Everybody was laughing at Donald Trump and it was the most beautiful thing in the world,” Galifianakis told O’Brien and Andy Richter. Galifianakis, like Hamm, didn’t much hide his dislike for Trump, calling him “the bully of the world” and recalling that he opted not to go up to him because, “You don’t want to engage with somebody that’s so grotesque.” Oh, Zach, we’re continuing to fall for you more and more.

Did you catch Zach Galifianakis’ appearance on Conan last night, PopWatchers? Do you think his fall was real? What did you think of his comments about Trump?

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  • Matt

    I gotta watch more Conan. Though I did not like the Hangover, I love Zach’s standup.

    • i gotta see this Hangover

      he’s the guy from Tru Calling!!!

      • wiseguy

        Yeah he wasn’t fat then.

    • Jeff

      Isn’t this the same idiot who got his panties in a bunch when Mel Gibson got drunk and said some crazy sh!t and got him dropped from Hangover 2?

  • Handsome Smitty

    Even “Entertainment” writers should be aware that they are not the entertainers they cover, and should maintain some type of impartiality in their coverage. Not only was your “liking” Galifisukas disturbing, but the fact you liked him calling Trump the bully of the world. That’s got to be the most unfunny, ridiculous, and obnoxious statement made considering Trump is a bird-blip on the radar of the world. When the totalitariansim you idiotic liberals admire arrives in full, it won’t be so funny anymore as you found yourself intimitaded into submission. Gays like Galifasukass will be the first eliminated, sadly, and I can just imagine the stunned look of bewilderment on his face as he realizes the gas choking him to death is not some silly Hollywood fog machine.

    • Joe

      Zack Galifa-suk-@ss is gay?
      I wish Bradley Cooper was gay. I’d drink his bath water.

    • Todd

      ^^^^^^glad my vote counts as much as this guy’s

      • Little Johnny

        I hope Zack G. is straight. The women can have him.

    • robi

      liberal, conservative, …most people dislike donald trump because he’s a greedy, conniving, RACIST prick.

      get your head out of your ass, and try to see issues beyond just “conservative vs liberal.”

      • Little Johnny

        Someone should tell Trump to keep his head out of his ass. He has butt hair all over his head.

    • me, Baby, ME

      Holy crap, I didn’t know they let Charles Manson hit the message boards on ew! Crazy people that can make comments in grammatically well-structured manner are fascinating. What is it with conservatives and using insults within a person’s name? Not a political person, so I’m not against conservatives, but that seems to be an exclusively conservative kind of insult. Anyway, please Smitty, preach on!

      • Mrs Crabtree

        me, Baby, ME…

        Blipity, blab, blab. Don’t you have some politican you need to be lobbying?

  • Chris

    He opted not to respond to him because, “You don’t want to engage with somebody that’s so grotesque.”

    • Dolly

      Because Zack is a real prince charming. Not that Frump is any prize, no amount of money could make me do him.

  • Javadude54

    Trump’s response: “Oh, yeah? Well… Zach Galifianakis is fat and smokes pot, or as my friend’s the blacks like to call it, reefer”.

  • Mrs. Crabtree

    Trump’s response is to run into the bathroom to color his face orange.

  • Steve

    I can’t wait for Zach’s 15 minutes are up.

    • JaySin420

      Yea, I don’t get it, he literally plays the SAME EXACT character in every movie!

      And I hate to stick up for Mel Gibson, but Zack was the one who got him thrown off the Hangover 2…but somehow he had no problem working with convicted rapist-Mike Tyson.

  • NBA

    How edgy, calling out Trump…Anyone with at least half a brain (which apparently doesn’t include Zach) knew Trump was just goofing on the political establishment to get some publicity for his TV show.

  • Felish

    So…. about Zach’s Conan appearance?? Jeez, does every mention of Trump have to become political rhetoric now? He is a comedian, people. Take a chill pill.

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