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Zach Galifianakis Gets the Cover of Rolling Stone, Is Naturally Amazing

A photo of Zach Galifianakis on the cover of Rolling Stone

I don’t need to reiterate my love for Zach Galifianakis, do I? We’re all still very much aware of my undying devotion, right? All right, then let’s go ahead and jump into some awesome quotes from Zach’s issue of Rolling Stone:

On taking pictures: “I’m terrible about people wanting to take pictures with me,” Galifianakis says. “I’m a giant baby about it. They treat you like a cartoon. There’s nothing you can do except make light of it. That’s if I’m in the mood. Sometimes I get superbummed.”

On being awkward: At the after party [for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner] he wandered down to the pool and bumped into Jane Lynch and her wife and Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his boyfriend. “Nice to meet you!” he said to the group. “I didn’t realize it was Gay Night by the swimming pool.” At the time, he saw nothing wrong with the exchange. “I walked away like, ‘Another good one!'” he says. “But my girlfriend said, ‘I gotta tell you, Zach – that did not go over well. You have to watch people’s reactions!'”

On fame: “I’ll be honest with you: I’m not adjusting to it well. I don’t mean that as a complaint. Most people wouldn’t be well-adjusted. I just get confused by people asking me questions. For years, nobody asked me a question, ever. So now when someone says, ‘Oh, you’re going to be on the cover of Rolling Stone,’ my first reaction is, ‘Ehhh, I don’t think that’s a good idea. I mean, it’s cool – but does it have to be the cover? What’s Blink-182 doing these days?’”

On Ke$ha: “I saw that Ke$ha woman the other day,” he says. She’d e-mailed him about getting a drink, and a few days later, he ran into her in a bar. “She was sitting by herself, and I walked up to her and said, ‘Listen, I got your e-mail. Your music is really bad! I don’t know who listens to it, but I imagine it’s, like, six-year-olds – and it’s a bad message.’ ”

In the interview, he also talks about the time he worked as a writer for SNL for two weeks, trying to pitch sketches to Britney Spears, who did not find him amusing (“I remember staring at the ground for, like, 20 seconds, just silent,” Galifiankis says. “45,000 open mics, and I’m trying to impress this 18-year old pop star”) and how when children tell him they love The Hangover, he tells them that they have bad parents. And I just fell in love all over again.