It's Kind of a Funny Story Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Cast: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts Running Time: 1 hr 41 mins Rating: PG-13 Release Date: October 8, 2010
PLOT: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Jake's Take on his interviews with Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts and Keir Gilchrist from It's Kind of a Funny Story
I've said before that most comedian interviews usually fall into one of two categories -- seriously somber (AKA not funny) or outrageously uncontrollable (AKA Robin Williams). But Zach Galifianakis is one of the most interesting comedians I've ever had the pleasure of talking to.
From one minute, impersonating a girl who plans on playing with a certain body part all night to -- just a few moments later -- contemplating the difference between ad libbing in comedy and drama, Galifianakis shows the kind of range in an interview that few comedians ever show in their career.
I can only hope, with The Hangover 2 on the way, that he avoids getting stuck into a "type" ala Will Ferrell. There's nothing funny about that.