In an interview with NC State University’s Dave Pond, Galifianakis reflected on his time as a Communication major. He shared memories of time spent on Hillsborough Street, class with his favorite professor— two-time Department of Communication Outstanding Teacher Jim Alchediak—and meeting his close friend and collaborator A.D. Miles.
Galifianakis left North Carolina to pursue his dreams in New York City, where he morphed from stand-up comedian to box office sensation. While The Hangover star enjoys a wildly successful career, he still makes it a point to visit Raleigh each year and walk across the campus where it all began.