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Gay comic Billy Eichner is back with a new season of Billy on the Street next Wednesday.

Check out his Season 3 premiere 'lightning round', AFTER THE JUMP...

Eichner gets a nice profile in this Sunday's NYT:

“I was a fat, gay Jewish kid, but I was always confident,” he said. “Maybe because I had a good singing voice.” He starred in school musicals, appeared as an extra on “Saturday Night Live” and soaked up everything show business. His bar mitzvah party had giant cutout photos of Madonna and the Phantom of the Opera. He has turned his obsession with fame into his own kind of minor celebrity...

...“No one can do what he does,” said Joan Rivers, an early champion. “The only comparison is the first season of Ali G.” She added that a difference is that Mr. Eichner mixes sweetness with his insanity. “If you yell at an old lady for not knowing who Debra Messing is, no one gets hurt. She can still go shopping.”

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  1. Billy Eichner is so adorable. The linked NYT article mentions that he's tall ("the spectacle of the tall, gangly Mr. Eichner"), but never mentions his actual height... Does anyone know it?

    Posted by: Håkon | Mar 7, 2014 2:18:28 PM


  2. Only in NY eh? I think it would be funnier if he was a little less rushed and talked with his "victims" more.

    Posted by: brandon h | Mar 7, 2014 2:23:05 PM


  3. "Twitter is a force"… "Hide, HIDE"… oddly amusing? This is the overwrought queen on Parks and Recreation, right?

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Mar 7, 2014 2:50:16 PM


  4. Irritating and not particularly funny. Don't people have the right
    to walk down the street without being accosted?

    Posted by: gr8guya | Mar 7, 2014 8:11:08 PM


  5. I think he's taller than me and I am 6'3". I see him in Chelsea all the time.

    Posted by: Brion | Mar 8, 2014 12:52:32 AM


  6. i'm sorry to sound like Jebidiah Atkinson, but it's sad that this is what passes for funny these days. You should have a right to walk in public without being accosted for comic effect, but of course you don't. But his dealings with his subjects isn't remotely clever or witty. And the set up and let down is all over in a couple seconds. Kids with ADHD would find this too cursory and fast paced. If you want something similar that's funnier and better "thought out", there's a straight Russian prick who punks people* on the streets and beaches of Miami...can't remember his youtube ID.

    * - generally airheaded, vapid and attention-seeking, which makes it seem slightly less exploitative to watch

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Mar 8, 2014 3:11:16 PM


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