Fact: Zach Galifianakis has joined the cast of director Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of the children’s classic A Wrinkle in Time. He'll portray Happy Medium in the film, which already boasts Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw among its stars.
Quote: "I got hired in New York to spy on someone once. This private investigator had hired me to go into a gay bar and hit on a guy whose wife thought he was cheating on her with other men... The guy was just not interested in me whatsoever." Zach Galifianakis, who plays a wannabe spy in new comedy Keeping Up With the Joneses, was a real spy for an evening.
Quote: "That was a good chunk of my life that I do not regret at all but I wished we had just done one." Actor Zach Galifianakis isn't a big fan of the two The Hangover sequels, which were released following the huge success of the 2009 original.
Quote: "We have a boy. I think fatherhood is just the greatest thing, it really really is." Actor Zach Galifianakis gushes about fatherhood. His wife Quinn Lundberg gave birth to the couple's first child in September, 2013.
Fact: The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis has shaved off his bushy beard in favour of a new moustache and goatee look. The hirsute comedian showed off his new facial hair style at the premiere of The Hangover Part Iii in Paris, France on Monday (27May13).
Quote: "I gave a speech at my sister's wedding in front of 500 people, just to say that I love my sister, and I started crying and everybody started laughing at me crying... Then I went to my brother's wedding, like, a few years later and the same thing happened... so I've stopped loving people." Madcap funnyman Zach Galifianakis on not being taken seriously.
Quote: "It's never anybody wearing a doctor's smock. It's always somebody, like, with a 'Who Farted?' T-shirt... and 'I'm With Stupid' T-shirt." Zach Galifianakis on his wacky fans.
Quote: "He told me that he quit his job as a cook or a chef and moved to Vegas and makes a really good living standing around being Alan from The Hangover... We've been on a walk together, the two of us... and we just talked about life... He's a nice guy. His name in Thaddeus." Funnyman Zach Galifianakis on meeting his doppelganger in Las Vegas. The guy was hired as the actor's stand-in on the set of The Hangover Part Iii.
Fact: Will Ferrell, Billy Crystal and Zach Galifianakis are among the nominees for the upcoming Webby Awards, which celebrate the best of the internet. The prizegiving, in which winners have to give a five-word acceptance speech, takes place in New York on 21 May (12).
Quote: "I felt bad that I didn't really have a celebration, so I got 500 cupcakes for the audience." The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis celebrated his recent 42nd birthday with comedy fans at a show in New York on 1 October (11).
Fact: Movie star Zach Galifianakis insists he was stoned when he signed on to add his voice to G-Force, Disney's action film about a group of guinea-pig agents.
Quote: "I want to feel what it's like to be light." The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis on his goal to lose 20 pounds (nine kilograms) this summer (11).
Quote: "I have $10,000 in a Bank of America account. My accountant... occasionally I'll email him and say, 'Will you tell me what's what?' And he does. It's kind of embarrassing. I'm smart, but I don't know what things mean... I gotta educate myself more." The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis is terrible when it comes to his finances.
Quote: "I said, 'Nice to meet you, I didn't realise it was Gay Night by the swimming pool.' I walked away like, 'Another good one,' but my girlfriend said, 'I gotta tell you, Zach, that did not go over well. You have to watch people's reactions!'" The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis admits he misjudged a joke at the recent White House Correspondents' Dinner after party when he bumped into Jane Lynch and her wife and Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his boyfriend.
Quote: "The great thing about The Hangover movies is that you don't have to take care of yourself while you're shooting. It's better if you don't." Actor Zach Galifianakis jokes about the benefits of starring in the film franchise.
Quote: "I was in North Carolina and I was at an intersection and I thought this guy needed directions, so I rolled my window down and he was like, 'Hey, aren't you the fat guy in The Hangover?' It's never a compliment." Zach Galifianakis doesn't always appreciate getting recognised.
Quote: "I didn't think the audition went well, but I guess some other fat guys weren't available." Zach Galifianakis on landing the role of Alan in The Hangover.
Fact: Zach Galifianakis had U.S. TV viewers tickled as he hosted hit comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (12Mar11) after donning a short red and white dress to perform a lip-synced version of Tomorrow from musical Annie. The Hangover star danced around the stage and pretended to sing the words during the opening segment, while he also spoofed Bob Dylan's promo for Subterranean Homesick Blues by using big cue cards to poke fun at the audience.
Fact: Emily Blunt and Ricky Gervais have joined the star-studded cast of funnyman Jason Segel's upcoming MUPPETS movie. Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis and Billy Crystal are also among the actors making appearances in the new feature, currently shooting in Los Angeles.
Quote: "I think what's good with Todd Phillips is he keeps surprising and shocking the audience. We're doing the Hangover 2 and it's SO embarrassing. It's good, but I can't believe what we're filming. It's crazy." Zach Galifianakis admits director TODD PHILLIPS is going out of his way to get laughs in THE HANGOVER sequel.
Fact: Bearded funnyman Zach Galifianakis had U.S. TV audiences doubled up in laughter on Wednesday night (03Nov10) - when he pulled off a wig in the middle of his interview on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON to reveal a new buzz cut.
Quote: "Hey Zach, do you want to make any other big mistakes? Cost more people their jobs?” Robert Downey, JR. pokes fun at his DUE DATE co-star Zach Galifianakis over allegations THE HANGOVER star was instrumental in getting Mel Gibson fired from his role in the sequel.
Quote: "I'd love to work with Zach again, but I'm not going to go do a day on his sequel. Let's not kid ourselves. Besides, they've had enough squabbles over their paltry salaries. They can't afford me." Robert Downey, JR. insists he won't be joining his DUE DATE co-star Zach Galifianakis in THE HANGOVER sequel.
Quote: "I don't have the jockstrap anymore. I think I gave it to my great-aunt for Christmas." Zach Galifianakis on his famous THE HANGOVER costume.
Quote: "I always thought the idea of having a muse was very sexy. And in my head I imagined my muse would look like Mila Kunis or Rashida Jones. In fact, my muse looks like (comedy writer) Bruce Vilanch without the funny T-shirts. I'm really proud of him and I love him and he's my favorite comic actor." HANGOVER director Todd Phillips on the film's standout star Zach Galifianakis.
Quote: "I would like to be a train robber if this all goes away, which it will." Funnyman Zach Galifianakis ponders life after Hollywood.
Quote: "I'm just not much of a groomer. I bathe often, but, as far as mirror time..., I just don't like the mirror. I try to cut the old lady (beard) off about once a year. People make such a big deal about my beard." The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis on his famous face hair.
Quote: "I miss being lighter. I want to get back to that. I can hardly text because of my fat fingers." THE HANGOVER star Zach Galifianakis wants to lose weight.
Quote: "I am too much of a snob to think I would like to see that in a movie. I dislike any sex scenes in movies. But this is a first for me, so I'm eager to see how people react." THE HANGOVER star Zach Galifianakis on his masturbation scene in new comedy DUE DATE.
Quote: "I used to hitchhike in college with a sign that read 'I don't have a gun'. People really seemed to like the sign, and I got picked up often." Zach Galifianakis on his travelling days.
Quote: "We have apple trees, we have a couple of giraffes - we just ride around on the giraffes... It's, like, 70 acres so there's a lot of nudity. I'm naked all the time... I ride around on my tractor and I sit and think and we drink moonshine... I just walk around and try to figure out where I can get wi-fi." Funnyman Zach Galifianakis jokes about life on his North Carolina farm.
Fact: THE HANGOVER star Zach Galifianakis spent the summer (10) building a tool shed on his North Carolina farm.
Quote: "I think Russia would be amazing. The first Hangover worked because it was Vegas, but it was the dirty side of Vegas, not the glitzy one. You’ve got to put the characters against danger. So they could get involved in organised crime in Moscow, which I think is incredibly scary." Zach Galifianakis on his thoughts about a sequel for comedy hit The Hangover.
Quote: "I've gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I've put on, the more success I've had. If you draw a diagram of weight gain and getting me more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that." THE HANGOVER actor Zach Galifianakis thanks his pot belly for his burgeoning comedy career.
Quote: "I want to make out with the fat guy from The Hangover. He's amazing... I like big, fat guys with beards that wear thick glasses." Pop's latest sensation KE$HA is enamoured with actor Zach Galifianakis.
Quote: "I'm getting like, 'How can I avoid going to this 21-year-old cashier at a gas station because I know that they've probably seen THE HANGOVER?' I'll just shoplift." Actor Zach Galifianakis hates being recognised.
Quote: "It'd be cool if they brought THE Jonas Brothers in and I get to meet them, then I faint!" THE HANGOVER star Zach Galifianakis has called on the pop siblings to make an appearance in a sequel to the hit comedy.