According to an interview in 2004, Zach Galifianakis is not gay, although he once pretended to be in response to a letter he received from a fan after appearing in 'Tru Calling', a show he is not particularly happy about, to put it mildly.
Zach Galifianakis, who was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on October 1, 1969, spent years doing odd jobs, such as waiting in bars and babysitting before really beginning his career as a stand-up comedian and actor.
Today he is known for his many television and film appearances on Conan O'Brien's 'Late Night', 'David Letterman's Late Show' and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', as well as a part in Fox's 'Tru Calling' and his own show, 'Late World with Zach'. He also had a special of 'Comedy Central Presents'.
While originally more of a so-called underground comedian, Zach has received some major mainstream attention for roles in comedy films like 'The Hangover' and 'The Hangover Part II', as well as 'Due Date' and 'Dinner for Schmucks'.
In 2005, Zach toured the US with three other comedians, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford, doing what he feels he is best at, namely stand-up comedy.
Apparently, Zach has made it his aim to perform at least three new jokes at every performance. Once his jokes have appeared on TV or one of his DVDs, he will no longer use them in his stage performances.
Zach is often seen playing a piano while telling his jokes. This started out by accident when he spotted a piano set up on a stage for musical acts. He tried it out and liked the result, so he continued to use a piano, making it his trademark.