Obama Trades Zingers, Talks Health Care With Zach Galifianakis (VIDEO)

Spider bites, Bradley Cooper, the situation in “North Ikea” — those were just some of the oddball turns the conversation took in President Barack Obama’s appearance on actor Zach Galifianakis’ online celebrity faux-interview show “Between Two Ferns.”

According to the New York Times, Obama “subjected himself” to Galifianakis’ often outrageous questioning two weeks ago in order to plug the Affordable Care Act and encourage young people to sign up for health insurance by the March 31 deadline. The episode debuted Tuesday.

Galifiankis didn’t hold back on the subject of HealthCare.gov, or as he called it “the thing that doesn’t work.”

“Why would you get the guy that created the Zune to make your website?” he asked the President.

But Obama gave just as good as he got. When the comedic actor asked if he was bummed about being term-limited, the President took a shot at his acting skills.

“I think it’s a good idea,” he said. “If I ran a third time, it would kind of be like doing a third ‘Hangover’ movie. Didn’t work out very well, did it?”

Watch below, courtesy of Funny or Die:

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama from President Barack Obama

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