The university’s home page, ncsu.edu, yesterday featured comedian Zach Galifianakis ’92, who scored a major hit last year with The Hangover and whose latest movie, Due Date, premiered last Friday. A communication major, he fell one course short of earning his degree and ended up moving to New York City with A.D. Miles ’92, who’s now the head writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Galifianakis has thought about coming back and finishing, he says:
My time is so limited, but I’ve definitely thought about finishing [my degree]. If I were to do it all over again, I would have studied something specific in agriculture, because I live on a farm now and do not know what I am doing.
In the interview with NC State Web Communications’ Dave Pond, Galifianakis talks about his favorite professor, the sandwich spot he tries to hit whenever he’s in town and what he’d tell college students today. It’s pretty sound advice.
“There is more to life than college. Use your time in college and grow. There are some people who are still playing beer pong in their late 20s. Do not do that.”
We spoke with Galifianakis and Miles a few years back, after their Comedy Central show Dog Bites Man was canceled. Check out the story here.
(Photographs by Tony Sears)