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Galifianakis Talks Bojangles’ and Asheville on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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North Carolina hero Zach Galifianakis joined Masterminds co-stars Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. Galifianakis already made the Raleigh social media rounds due to sporting a Schoolkids Records shirt on the show.

It wasn’t until I watched the following clip that I learned about their affinity for Asheville and Bojangles’.

As we all know, Galifianakis was born and raised in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, attended NC State, and worked at Amedeo’s before becoming famous. During his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, he joked about owning a farm, which was featured in a Kanye West music video.

Galifianakis and Wiig had great things to say about Asheville and North Carolina. Wiig commented on the weekly drum circles held in Asheville. This isn’t a joke, watch the video. Wiig also talked about creating a newspaper called “The Actors’ Gazette” to keep the crew updated on what the cast had been up to on the weekends. The paper featured a crossword puzzle, with clues like “7 letters: a producer does this” answer “nothing”, along with restaurant reviews from Galifianakis.

Galifianakis talked about reviewing Bojangles’ twice, one review of the restaurant and one of the drive-thru. The next day a Bojangles’ Hummer showed up on set with “pieces of chicken” for the cast and crew.


Owen Wilson just sort of sat there quietly, most likely due to smoking Peyote for six straight days. Masterminds, which was filmed in Asheville and western North Carolina, comes out this Friday, September 30, 2016.

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