‘SNL’ Recap: Zach Galifianakis Wants To Shower With Jamie Lannister

Peggy Truong / May 5, 2013

Zach Galifianakis is so much more than that funny bearded guy from The Hangover movies.

On Saturday, the actor took over the stages of Saturday Night Live and delivered one of the season’s more entertaining episodes (up there with Justin Timberlake and Joseph Gordon-Levitt).

In his opening monologue, Galifianakis presented joke after joke, some accompanied by his piano-playing skills, before opening an Altoids box that was supposed to be a cellphone. (Watch the clip above)

Decked out in a green dragon costume, Galifianakis later took part in a game show sketch called “Game of Game of Thrones,” where he faced real life questions (“What is the capital of Wisconsin?”) while his opponents answered book-related trivia.

Following the wild fire round, he gets a question from none other than Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, aka. Jamie Lannister on the HBO series.

“Nikolaj I have dreamed about meeting you for so long,” Galifianakis, in his dragon outfit, says. “Look at that jaw. I bet you smell like Drakkar . . . I just want you to know, I would make a great best friend. We could go to the movies, we could share jeans, we could shower together, even though I wouldn’t look down. I would want to.”

Galifianakis was later joined by his Hangover co-stars Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms, who played themselves in a Jennifer Aniston lookalike contest.


Jon Hamm also made a surprise guest appearance in a two-part sketch that deserves more watching than explaining:


Of Monsters and Men served as musical guest.

Kristen Wiig will make her return to SNL on May 11, hosting nearly one year after leaving the cast, while Vampire Weekend will serve up new tunes from their upcoming album Modern Vampires of the City.

What did you think of Zach Galifianakis on “Saturday Night Live?”