I will never be the next Rene Zellwegger

Today, a short but humorous letter of thanks – and briefly annotated envelope – from 2003; sent by Zach Galifianakis to Ryan McKee and Ron Babcock, founders of a fledgling comedy magazine named Modest Proposal that ran for just six issues until its demise in 2006. Galifianakis had recently been interviewed for the publication and the letter below, handwritten in Vancouver whilst “vomitting out [his] lines” on the set of the ill-fated drama Tru Calling, was sent in response to a copy of the magazine he had since received.

Transcript follows.



Ryan & Rob-

Thanks for sending me a copy of Modest Proposal – I quite enjoyed it.

I am currently in Vancouver vomitting out my lines. It is splendid here. I only work two days a week and spend the rest of my time looking for my wallet. There is a thing here called “pot” – I am thinking about trying it.

I trust all is well in Arizona. Good luck with the magazine. Thanks Again.


Zach Galifianakis
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I will never be the next Rene Zellwegger

No matter how much try