No more hangovers for Zach Galifianakis. The Hollywood actor has lost over 50 pounds since his big break on the Vegas-themed comedy — and he credits his weight loss to cutting out the alcohol.
“[I lost] about 30 ounces,” he joked when asked how he shed the weight. “Nah… I started walking a bunch and gave up booze. Booze, I was done with it. I couldn’t wake up [like usual], so I stopped.”
He went on to explain his ditching to stop drinking was actually easier than he thought. “Lucky, I’m lucky that I could just stop, but boy I miss it. But being light’s fun! I can go up two flights of steps now and only need my inhaler twice!” To see what he looks like today, watch the video below!
Fans are clearly loving his transformation. “For those who are wondering if Zach Galifianakis is still funny after losing all that weight the answer is yes,” one fan tweeted before another added, “Zach Galifianakis lost a ton of weight and he’s hot not and that confuses me.”
When does Zach Galifianakis and Jonah Hill Oscar Nominated documentary about their weight loss hit netflix?
— Halloween themed snacks coming in, twelve o'clock (@Koutchboom) June 25, 2017
Have y'all seen Zach Galifianakis lately? Dude has lost a ton of weight.
— Lukas Lunstrum (@llunstrum94) June 29, 2017
It’s obvious he hasn’t lost his sense of humor — or his signature beard. And if you’re having withdrawals (it has been four years since the last Hangover movie), you can catch the 47-year-old on the FX show Baskets.
“It’s not for everybody… That is the first thing I say to people,” he told NPR. “Well, firstly I usually say, you know, ‘I’m in it. Don’t watch it.’ And then I say, ‘It is an acquired taste.’ And that was the point.”
He continued, “The Hangover movies were — it was a really wonderful time… But that’s a character. That Alan guy was a big, big, loud, dumb character. Dumb I can do. Not to sound too pretentious or actor-y … but you want to kind of challenge yourself.”