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November 12, 2007 10:30 PM   Subscribe

Zach Galifianakis Live at The Purple Onion His NSFW Magnum Opus
Google Video (scammed offa Netflix) 1 hour, 1 minute.
Hate his drunken belching voice? Try You Bring Me Joy, It's Not About Love, or Can't Tell Me Nothing. Hate him still? You may be a preschooler.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur (25 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Metafiler: Are there any Asians or blacks in the back?
posted by mullacc at 10:32 PM on November 12, 2007


You got me going, miss lynnster!!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:32 PM on November 12, 2007


Metafiler: Are there any Asians or blacks in the back?

M-Fer, I want more iced tea!
posted by Poolio at 10:35 PM on November 12, 2007


You got me going, miss lynnster!!

If lynnster is responsible for a flood of awesome fucking posts, so be it.
posted by Mikey-San at 10:36 PM on November 12, 2007


Will Oldham is an underappreciated funnyman himself, and that Can't tell me nothing video is teh awesomeness.
posted by finite at 10:58 PM on November 12, 2007


Weird, I randomly watched this Saturday. It's great.

Late in the set he mentions a relative who ran against Jesse Helms. Apparently Helms ran billboards that said "Vote for Jesse: He's one of us". I couldn't tell if Zach was joking, so I looked it up. Sure enough, it's true.


My girlfriend looks a little like Charlize Theron...and a lot like Patrick Ewing.

posted by null terminated at 11:17 PM on November 12, 2007


I like it, but the "Seth" parts suck horribly.

Maybe I'm just buslagged.
posted by stavrogin at 11:25 PM on November 12, 2007


I had high hopes the 'can't tell you nothing' video was the official video, but alas, it is not true.
posted by TheJoven at 11:40 PM on November 12, 2007


it was originally the official video, thejoven, and kanye makes an ever-so-brief appearance in it (in fact, the first time i saw it was on his site).

thanks for the post, ambrosia. i've loved galifianakis since i first saw him on conan years ago, and when i saw that fiona apple video i became obsessed with it. he's perhaps the best lip-syncer i've ever seen.

slightly OT, but did you know that the plastic surgery that kanye's mother died from last night was a gift from him? that's some serious o'henry-crossed-with-sophocles shit right there. poor guy.
posted by Hat Maui at 11:49 PM on November 12, 2007


Will Oldham is an underappreciated funnyman himself

speaking of which, if you watch closely you'll spot the good bonnie prince in the new set of "trapped in the closet" chapters, i think like chapter 15 or 16. he plays the cop that interrogates twan after he gets pulled over outside atlanta.
posted by Hat Maui at 11:54 PM on November 12, 2007


God bless them Tar Heel boys.
posted by tarheelcoxn at 11:56 PM on November 12, 2007


This one's for the ladies
posted by any major dude at 12:03 AM on November 13, 2007


Seth has got to go. It doesn't fit with Zach's schtick. It makes me trust him less as a comic. Hmmm...

Thanks for the post, though. I'd never seen him before and this is a good primer.
posted by wemayfreeze at 12:41 AM on November 13, 2007


My friend Jamie on Will Oldham's post-Palace work: "If I could fuck my career, Lord I would fuck my career."
posted by Ian A.T. at 2:07 AM on November 13, 2007


He just signed to do a couple more movies.
posted by zebra3 at 5:59 AM on November 13, 2007


Zach with a chainsaw looks both frightening and natural.
posted by bayliss at 8:28 AM on November 13, 2007


The Purple Onion? Where is that? Is that the one I am thinking up here in North Carolina?
posted by lazaruslong at 8:37 AM on November 13, 2007


No, lazarus, but it's an interesting coincidence.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:50 AM on November 13, 2007


Ah, bummer. Still, this guy is great. I loved the comedy tour specials with Patton Oswalt also. Thanks for the link!
posted by lazaruslong at 9:00 AM on November 13, 2007


The Purple Onion is a legendary club in San Francisco.

Also, Zach is the greatest. I agree really strongly with his views on physical comedy.
posted by YoungAmerican at 9:25 AM on November 13, 2007


Can someone with more time confirm if his Uncle Nick really ran against Jesse Helms in North Carolina in 1972? And if the slogan used to disparage him was real and had a substantial effect on the outcome?
posted by lazaruslong at 10:44 AM on November 13, 2007


Let's see. There are plenty of corroborating news stories, mentioning the innuendo of the Greek surname being alien, but of course we'll never know how much effect Helms' invective had. The outcome was 54% to 46%.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:54 AM on November 13, 2007


I want to have 10,000 of his babies.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 12:52 PM on November 13, 2007


Does anyone know what happened to Tom Guido, the guy who owned the Purple Onion before it was a comedy club?
posted by thankyoujohnnyfever at 1:45 PM on November 13, 2007


I'd hit it.
posted by deusdiabolus at 2:09 AM on November 15, 2007


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