VIDEO: Between Two Ferns: The Venice Family Clinic Edition

Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns program is arguably best known for actor Zach Galifianakis’s interview with President Barack Obama—viewed over 50 million times—in a collaborative effort to promote the Affordable Care Act.

This viral video became the number one referrer to, helping to significantly increase access to health insurance, which is why Venice Family Clinic awarded its 2018 Humanitarian Award to the video’s creators: Galifianakis and Between Two Ferns co-creator Scott Aukerman, as well as Mike Farah, CEO of Funny Or Die and Brad Jenkins, managing director of Funny Or Die DC.

But after comedian Sarah Silverman presented the award at the Silver Circle Gala, noting that they used comedy “to do good… for once,” the honorees presented the audience with a surprise: an impromptu episode of Between Two Ferns, where Galifianakis interviewed Dr. Karen Lamp, Venice Family Clinic’s Associate Medical Director.