Pick Your Favorite Zack Galifianakis Quote

1. “It was crazy. I was at a party — I’d never met her — and she was like, “Come sit down.” So I sit at her table and talk for 10 minutes, and she goes, “I think it’s time for you to leave now.” So I say, “January, you are an actress in a show and everybody’s going to forget about you in a few years, so f*cking be nice,” and I got up and left. And she thinks that’s funny?” — On his encounter with January Jones.

2. “He looks as if he’s going to his job at an independent bookstore to pay for grad school. He has no publicist, and e-mailed me directly to set up our interview. He has no assistant. “I don’t know what my assistant would do besides get me pot,” he says.” — Time devotes a pretty decent chunk of pages to their Galifianakis profile.

It’s hard to gauge because it feels like there are so many media tidbits devoted to him with the impending release of the Hangover sequel, but they are all taking the same angle — that he loves to be hated — which makes it hard not to feel like this latest round of profiles are just slinging bullshit.

Not that I necessarily need to get at the truth of Zack Galifianakis, but it’s also crouched in this thin veneer of him hating celebrity artifice and that makes it more annoying that somebody’s blatant publicity grab. Then again, maybe that’s just him?

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