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How Zach Galifianakis Became Comedy Royalty

From 'Boston Common' and 'Apt. 2F' to 'Bored to Death' and 'The Hangover'
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A few short years ago, Zach Galifianakis’ fanbase was mostly made up of critics and the comedy cognoscenti. Now even your grandmother has grown familiar with his bushy bearded face, a fixture on billboards everywhere. As overnight as his fame may seem, though, Galifianakis has been quietly paving a path toward stardom since his sitcom days in the mid-Nineties. Here are the most significant stops he’s had along the way, some more hysterical than others – but nearly all of them showing that the prickly comic with the deadliest deadpan deserves every bit of his success.

By Joe Berkowitz with Matthew Perpetua

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