Seth Rogen isn’t all stoner comedies and “Bound 2″ parodies. The self-described “man-child” put on a suit and tie yesterday to speak in front of the Senate about promoting Alzheimer’s education.
This wasn’t the first time Rogen has spoken out about Alzheimer’s. In 2011, he and his wife Lauren Miller sat down with Larry King to discuss the disease. Miller’s mom was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in her mid-fifties and, now in her sixties, is unable to perform most basic functions. Seeing the effects of Alzheimer’s on his mother-in-law has made Rogen an outspoken supporter of research, going as far as to start a charity with Miller.
Their organization, Hilarity for Charity, puts on events that include performances by comedy greats like Aziz Ansari and Patton Oswalt. The money raised by these events goes to families struggling with the disease and to research.