Before he was in The Hangover, funnyman Zach Galifianakis (and his beard) was a stand-up comedian who eventually hosted his own show on Comedy Central and VH1. This video of the actor shows him at Luna Park in West Hollywood with no piano or fancy extras, just doing his thing. A year after this 1999 routine was filmed, Galifianakis appeared on Letterman and his career took off from there. It's kind of weird to think that he didn't last as a writer on Saturday Night Live in those early days, because ... well, just watch. His style definitely seemed ahead of his time. In the clip he mentions the illustrious Fat Jesus — and it's cool to see him work out a few other characters that we've seen snippets of in his recent work — shouts about pancake mix, makes a cringe-worthy joke about his mom, and insults Tony Danza. Dig it.
[via Buzz Feed]