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

Friendship is way too much work.


Miles Klee


Published Oct 14, 2014   Updated 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