IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY
After failing his last college course by one point at North Carolina State
University, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS (Bobby) moved to New York City.
Mr. Galifianakis got his start performing his brand of humor in the back
of a hamburger joint in Times Square, graduating to doing stand-up at
night around the city. While working as a bus boy in Los Angeles he
got his first acting job, on the television series Boston Common. An
eclectic career has followed.
In 2009, he broke out across America and the world with his
performance in Todd Phillips' blockbuster hit The Hangover, receiving
nominations for two MTV Movie Awards and being honored with the
ShoWest Comedy Star of the Year Award. Mr. Galifianakis is teaming
again with the director on the soon-to-be-released Due Date, as well
as the soon-to-be-filmed The Hangover 2.
Among his other films are Jason Reitman's award-winning Up in the
Air; Jay Roach's Dinner for Schmucks; Miguel Arteta's Youth in Revolt;
Hoyt Yeatman's G-Force, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer; Tom
Vaughan's What Happens in Vegas; and Sean Penn's acclaimed Into
For the small screen, Mr. Galifianakis has just finished filming the
second season of the comedy series Bored to Death, in which he stars
alongside Jason Schwartzman and Ted Danson. He hosted his own
critically acclaimed cable talk show entitled Late World with Zach, as
well as wrote and starred in the series Dog Bites Man; and has
appeared in numerous other shows including The Sarah Silverman
Show and Reno 911!, in a recurring role.
When not filming, he travels the country doing stand-up in rock clubs,
coffee houses, and universities.
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