Between Two Ferns Director Fires Back at O’Reilly: At Least ‘We Admit We’re a Comedy Show’

Last night, Bill O’Reilly shocked no one by following in the footsteps of his Fox News colleagues and railing against President Barack Obama’s appearance on Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. One particular highlight of O’Reilly’s opening segment came when he declared that you never would have seen Abraham Lincoln on Funny or Die:

Now, Scott Aukerman, the long-time director of the Between Two Ferns and host of the podcast and television show Comedy Bang! Bang! has responded directly to O’Reilly’s criticisms in an interview with Slate’s Dave Weigel:

“Look, Bill O’Reilly is used to saying kind of stupid things to get attention. There’s not much of a difference between the president appearing on Between Two Ferns and appearing on The O’Reilly Factor. The difference is that we admit we’re a comedy show.”


Watch O’Reilly’s rant against Obama’s Between Two Ferns video below, via Fox News:

Then watch the full video below, via Funny or Die:

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