‘Funnier than the original’: D’Souza spoofs Obama’s appearance on ‘Between Two Ferns’

In a humorous attempt to promote his latest film, “America,” set for release on July 4, filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza released a video parody of President Barack Obama‘s appearance on the online comedy series “Between Two Ferns.”

The spoof is titled, “Between Two Americas,” and is so cheesy that it actually works.

Playing on the success of that show — 10 million-plus views — D’Souza clipped various answers Obama gave and applied them to some questions of his own, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Subbing for regular host Zach Galifianakis, he got things off to a start by taking the first of several shots at Obama.

“We were supposed to have the leader of the free world, Vladimir Putin, but he was busy, so, welcome for the second week in a row, Barack Obama,” the filmmaker deadpanned.

At the end of the mock interview, Obama is asked to press a red button which launches a trailer for D’Souza’s new film.

“Obama decided to try his hand at satire by going on that show, so we decided to play along,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “I believe that we’ve produced something that is funnier than the original… Obama is a public figure and his comments are certainly fair game.”

Accredited with the second most popular political documentary in U.S. history, D’Souza’s success as a filmmaker speaks for itself, and while his promotional parody has its moments, he may want to leave comedy to the pros.

Tom Tillison


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