While minding your own business strolling down the streets of New York City, would you rather:
A) Get “Quizzed in the Face.”
B) Subject yourself to a“Lesbian Lightning Round” game with a pack of wild lesbians for cash or prizes.
C) List sex moves in front of Mr. Rogers.
E) Watch Billy Eichner humiliate Will Ferrell.
….for a dollar. Hurry up—quick, dammit! Choose your final answer.
[Insert your answer here.]
Do you accept that as your final answer?
Sorry, no! You’re wrong.
Guess what—there is no right answer!
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Something wicked this way comes: it’s Billy on the Street, a different kind of game show featuring your host, Billy Eichner (Bob’s Burgers, Upright Citizens Brigade).
Billy on the Street will shove his microphone directly in your face, scream out questions, random facts or celebrity’s names, chase you as you flee from him, run toward you like a freight train, or just plain scream.
And this ain’t no “Cash Cab” or “Price is Right.”
Quizzically queer himself, Billy loves spouting off occasional gay dude jokes with no real punchlines, and his show’s all about silly spectacle, gay-centric chaotic confusion and the comedy of the awkward.
This show is all about smart-ass #LOLZ for smarties, “Makin’ dreams come true” courtesy of FUSE TV, a US-based cable outlet.
“Do you like FUSE?” Eichner asks impromptu contestant “Mr. Singh. “They play, like, five-hour long blocks of Rihanna videos. You’ll love it!”
For those of you playing the home game, as you can tell by now, nothing and no one is sacred here.
Should you dare to answer Billy’s questions correctly and win, you may or may not get a prize valued at around a dollar.* Then, Eichner will immediately run away from you or shoo you away with an accompanying “Thank you—bye now,” “Get the f—out of here,” or other such quickly-pummeled pleasantries.
Should you happen to answer incorrectly and lose, you’ll experience public humiliation (be forced to wear chicken suits or wear sandwich boards telling people how idiotic you are). So either way, the viewers always win.
(*In all fairness, sometimes Billy will reward you with a honkin’ huge chunk of cash—as in a hundred dollars or more, or prize equivalent. However, that too is random.)
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Moreover, Billy’s improv antics, random celebrity sightings and occasional cattiness have earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination. For going on four whole seasons, Eichner’s been annoying folks just trying to get to work or take in a solo tour of New York in peace, while he amuses the rest of us.
His persona? It’s pure-grade a-hole. The absolute nerve…!
Billy Eichner will find you and eff with you. It will be filmed for posterity and guffaws. You will become Internet-infamous for less than 15 minutes, and the world will laugh at you. It’s just a matter of time.
FUSE, iTunes, Funny or Die and YouTube jointly host clips and full episodes of the Billy on the Street series.
Take a shot at a random interaction with Billy @BILLYEICHNER, tweet your aggro quiz questions to #BILLYONTHESTREET, or click here to visit him at YouTube.