Zach Galifianakis is an American actor and comedian who is best known for his role as Alan in The Hangover trilogy and his web series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. He was born on October 1, 1969, in North Carolina, to a Greek father and a Scottish-Irish-English mother. He started his career as a stand-up comedian and later appeared in various TV shows and movies. He has also voiced characters in animated films such as Puss in Boots, The Lego Batman Movie and Missing Link. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for several other awards.
- “That show, ‘The Amazing Race’ – is that about white people?” This quote is controversial because it implies that white people have an advantage or privilege over other races in society. It also mocks the title of the reality TV show that features teams of two competing in various challenges around the world.
- “I would start a revolution, but I just bought a hammock.” This quote is controversial because it suggests that the speaker is apathetic or lazy about social change and prefers to enjoy his comfort instead. It also contrasts the idea of a revolution, which is usually associated with violence and sacrifice, with a hammock, which is a symbol of relaxation and leisure.
- “I don’t mean to be gross, but the only time it’s good to yell “I have diarrhea” is when you’re playing Scrabble because it’s worth a shitload of points.” This quote is controversial because it uses vulgar language and humor to make a joke about a serious medical condition. It also makes fun of the game of Scrabble, which is usually considered a respectable and intellectual activity.
- “I dream of moving to India, or Pakistan, and becoming a cabdriver.” This quote is controversial because it stereotypes the countries of India and Pakistan as places where cabdrivers are common or desirable. It also implies that the speaker has low aspirations or expectations for his life and career.
- “I think those neighborhood signs that say ‘slow children playing’ are mean.” This quote is controversial because it misinterprets the meaning of the signs that are meant to warn drivers to be careful of children who may be playing on the street. It also implies that the speaker thinks that the children are slow in terms of intelligence or ability, which is offensive and insensitive.
- “My brother has ADD, which is weird because he drives a Ford Focus.” This quote is controversial because it makes a pun on the name of the car model and the disorder of attention deficit disorder (ADD). It also trivializes the condition of ADD and suggests that it is incompatible with driving a car safely and responsibly.
- “My New Year’s resolution was to stop saying ‘You go, girl’ to myself.” This quote is controversial because it mocks the phrase “You go, girl”, which is usually used as a supportive or empowering expression for women. It also reveals the speaker’s insecurity or lack of confidence in himself and his gender identity.
- “I’ve never been in love… But I imagine it’s similar to the feeling you get when you see your waiter arriving with your food.” This quote is controversial because it compares love, which is supposed to be a profound and meaningful emotion, with food, which is a basic and mundane need. It also suggests that the speaker is shallow or materialistic and values food more than human relationships.
- “Whether you are on the Right or the Left, everyone can agree that there are a lot of outside influences in American politics that are not good for the system. There’s just too much money.” This quote is controversial because it criticizes the role of money and lobbying in American politics and implies that both sides of the political spectrum are corrupted or compromised by them. It also challenges the status quo and calls for reform or change in the system.
- “I am going to be the next Ryan Gosling.” This quote is controversial because it expresses an unrealistic or delusional ambition of becoming like Ryan Gosling, who is a popular and successful actor. It also shows a lack of self-awareness or humility and invites comparison or ridicule from others.