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Zach Galifianakis and Jimmy Fallon make every excuse not to hang out

Friendship is way too much work.


Miles Klee


Posted on Oct 14, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 10:11 am CDT

In youth, it seems there’s nothing easier than finding time to spend with a friend. When you’re an adult, however, it’s more a formal obligation—and we cook up a million ways to shirk it.

Below, showbiz pals Jimmy Fallon and Zach Galifianakis take excuse-making to its absolute extreme, from Law & Order marathons to five-year space missions. Will they ever carve out time in their busy schedules for one another? Not if they want to seem important.   

I’d come up with a witty kicker here, but I’m teaching my dogs to play chess today.

Photo via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 14, 2014, 12:19 pm CDT