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5 Reasons Hangover: Part III Star Zach Galifianakis Is a Hack

The ridiculously overrated comic wears out his welcome.

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John Boot

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May 24, 2013 - 7:00 am
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As a general rule, it’s all fine and good for a comedian to be funny-looking. Zach Galifianakis is not only funny-looking, he’s hilarious-looking: He could be the lonely love child of Chewbacca and Rosie O’Donnell. But Zach G’s big problem is that, after four years in the spotlight as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after comedy stars, he still has nothing else going for him but the way he looks.

Here are five reasons it’s time to stick a fork in this meatball of an actor.

1) He Keeps Doing the Same Shtick.

Galifianakis is forever playing the same strange, foolhardy egomaniac whether in the three Hangover movies, Due Date,or The Campaign. In the completely unnecessary sequel The Hangover Part III he takes over starring duties as Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms step aside. But a little of Zach goes a long way.

Among his big moments are the one where the dudes are looking at a doll house modeled after the real house they’re about to break into to steal $20 million worth of gold and Galifianakis says, “We’re not gonna break into this house, right? This house is too small.” No one is that stupid, sorry.

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While I have laughed hard at some of his stuff in the past, it hit me watching his "Between Two Ferns" show on YouTube- he really isn't THAT funny. (In fairness the Steve Carrell "Between Two Ferns" was funny but...) He does this grouchy, snide schtick and tries to be really dry but it's just repetitive and boring. He's trying to do this uncomfortable anti-comedy stuff but it just seems really forced.

On another note, what's the deal with UK comedy these days? Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan and especially Russell Brand are like nails on a chalkboard to me. Is it just me? There's a smarter-than-thou nastiness to them that is just grating. They seem to reflect a postmodern "morality is for idiots" kind of philosophy that a lot of UK "intellectuals" like to wear on their sleeves.
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Ouch! Cold, but spot on.
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Oh yes, he was long ago added to my "unfunny, repetitious" list (which includes Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey).
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Vince Vaughn
Owen Wilson
Ben Stiller
Will Ferrell
Seth Rogen
Kevin James
Chris Rock
David Spade
Rob Schneider

Any combination of the above
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Tom Cruise

Talk about a limited range of emotion. He's a comedian, right?
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