Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell Are “So Good At Insulting Each Other,” Campaign Director Says

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“Hate to break it to you, friend, but your balloon is getting ready to pop, and that balloon is full of your own butt toots,” Zach Galifianakis’ Marty Huggins tells Will Ferrell’s Rep. Cam Brady before their first debate in The Campaign.

“You’re such a little turd that when you sit in sand, cats try to bury you,” Ferrell shoots back.

After our my personal experience with the Galifianakis-Ferrell show, I realized it’s very difficult to tell which of those insults came from a written script and which must have sprung straight from their mouths. And I wondered how, if at all, a director could control the hilarious fighting spirit of these two stars.

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign

“They were so good at insulting each other in character, it seemed like the thing to do was just stay out of the way,” Jay Roach told me. The Meet the Parents and Austin Powers helmer knows when to let his stars roam free, it seems. When The Campaign hits theaters on August 10, you can see for yourself if his strategy worked.

[Photo: Warner Bros.]

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