Are we sick of the Great Bearded One yet?

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This week saw two new trailers drop for this fall's Zach Galifianakis vehicles. It's Kind of a Funny Story is a dramedy about a depressed teen (Keir Gilchrist) dropped into an adult ward at the local psychiatric hospital, where Z.G. is one of the patients. (He's the kooky comic relief! But he also has Real Feelings...)

Due Date looks like a Planes, Trains and Automobiles riff that sticks Zach with Robert Downey Jr. for a cross-country road trip, a scenario which allows director Todd Phillips to pretty much recycle gags from his own Road Trip and The Hangover.

I'm a big fan of Galifianakis' stand-up, and I've been generally amused by his film work, though the roles are already threatening to blend together in my memory. I can't help but wonder if -- between July's Dinner for Schmucks, September's Story and November's Date (not to mention next summer's The Hangover 2) -- he's due for a Cera-like backlash from the movie-going public. You tell me...

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