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

Zach Galifianakis

Friendship is way too much work.

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

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'