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Billy Eichner talks the making of his Emmys segment

One of the standout moments from this year’s Emmys was undeniably the taped segment in which comedian Billy Eichner and host Seth Meyers ran around the streets of New York quizzing (or simply yelling at) people about the awards. And it wouldn’t have happened if Eichner had not decided to send a “ballsy” (his word) email to Meyers’ producer, Mike Shoemaker.

But thanks to Eichner’s initiative, the evening had a refreshing dose of absurdity. In the segment, which mimicked the structure of the recurring games on Eichner’s Billy on the Street, Eichner called out the Academy’s snubbing of Tatiana Maslany, Elisabeth Moss, The Mindy Project, and The Good Wife, screamed about the ceremony’s hottest races (“Dinklage versus Patinkin!”), and pushed someone who didn’t want to talk about Judging Amy aside.

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Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen win American Comedy Awards

Amy Poehler and her NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation were big winners at last night’s American Comedy Awards, taking home the trophies for best comedy actress in television and top TV program.

The pre-taped awards ceremony made its broadcast network debut, airing on NBC for the first time. Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious served as the house band for the ACAs, which honored Bill Cosby with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence. While introducing The Cos, Chris Rock acknowledged the strong, positive influence the comedian brought to a mainstream audience, saying: “Without The Cosby Show back then, we might not have a black man in the Oval Office today. Obama is the first black president, but Bill Cosby is the man to act like the first black president.”

Film winners included This Is the End, which was named top film and scored directing honors for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and The Heat, which took home best screenplay and earned Melissa McCarthy a best actress nod. Will Ferrell won the best actor award for his role in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but wasn’t able to attend the ceremony. Billy Eichner accepted the statue in his honor, delivering some of then night’s best lines. Watch his speech below: READ FULL STORY

Olivia Wilde plays 'John Mayer or Pepe Le Pew?' with Billy Eichner -- VIDEO

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Well, this is just delightful.

Olivia Wilde stopped by Billy on the Street to debut a new game: “John Mayer or Pepé Le Pew?” Host Billy Eichner reads her a quote, and she has to guess which one uttered it: The charming sleaze or the cartoon skunk.

Is the once-and-future Alex Kelly particularly good at guessing? No! Not even a little bit — but she charmingly laughs her way through all the crazy quotes Eichner throws at her, from “Everyone should have a hobby: Mine is making love” to “I really don’t want to be a hunk.” Her sense of humor is also on display when Eichner teases her about the infamous quote she gave that she and fiancee Jason Sudeikis “f–k like Kenyan marathon runners.” Fun times! Watch below READ FULL STORY

Amy Poehler pretends to be Pitbull on 'Billy on the Street' -- VIDEO

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This week’s big Billy on the Street takeaway? If you see someone in a Pitbull mask, chase after them. It might be Amy Poehler!

Poehler recently stopped by Billy Eichner’s show, and a preview clip released on Funny or Die this morning shows the Parks and Rec star in a Pitbull mask, running up to innocent bystanders before revealing something even better than the “Timber” rapper: Her own face.

The best part, as always with these videos, are people’s reactions, from normal excitement to blasé acknowledgment. (Also, that moment when Billy mistakes a lady for a dude.) Side note: What is with all these people not having seen Parks and Rec? DO THEY KNOW WHAT THEY’RE MISSING? EICHNER HAS A RECURRING ROLE ON THAT PROGRAM.

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Billy Eichner pimps out Paul Rudd for a dollar -- VIDEO

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Billy Eichner is one of New York’s finest reverse-pimps. In the next episode of Billy on the Street, he drags Paul Rudd through Manhattan and offers random strangers $1 to have sex with the adorable, ageless wonder. Don’t get too excited, pervs. This is hypothetical sex — you know, the worst kind.

Rudd is a good sport, but Eichner, who keeps stealing scenes on Parks and Recreation, is a riot. His boisterous behavior, his prohibition on hugs and haggling, and his unending commentary make this segment one of his show’s best ever.

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Lindsay Lohan is really upset about 'How I Met Your Mother' ending -- VIDEO

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Lindsay Lohan is just like you! (No, she’s not.)

But, like you, she’s apparently really upset about How I Met Your Mother ending. During an appearance on Billy Eichner’s show, Billy on the Street, Wednesday night, the duo dealt with their HIMYM feelings the way anyone would: By taking sledgehammers to a car decked out with decals of the How I Met Your Mother cast. “What am I supposed to do with my Monday nights now?” Eichner said at a normal volume screamed.

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Amy Poehler and Billy Eichner attack people with holiday cheer on the street -- VIDEO

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If a stranger offered you a dollar to sing with them, would you do it?

Well, what if it was comedian Billy Eichner and EW guest editor and Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler screaming at you on the streets of New York to join in and finish the lyrics to some classic Christmas carols? You’d be surprised by how many people would say no. Gearing up for a brand-new season of the Fuse show Billy on the Street, Eichner and Poehler donned their gay apparel and hit the Big Apple streets. The results are both hilarious and, if you happen to name your baby after a CW show, heartbreaking.

Watch the video below.
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Billy Eichner and Rachel Dratch enter a haunted house that's your worst nightmare -- VIDEO

We won’t spoil the punchline(s) of Billy Eichner and Rachel Dratch’s latest Funny or Die video, which finds them enjoying a special kind of spookfest in New York City. Just watch it and cower in fear. READ FULL STORY

'Taylor Swift' (or Billy Eichner) learns life isn't always 'Glitter and Ribs' -- VIDEO

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Billy Eichner, host of Fuse’s hilarious pop culture trivia/takedown show Billy on the Street, has debuted the music video for the new “Taylor Swift” single “Glitter and Ribs” on Funny or Die. Watch it below. The song, which laments love found and lost at summer’s last barbecue, is also now available on iTunes. Eichner’s trademark frustration is a perfect match for Swift’s angst.
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