[02/14/17 - 03:10 PM] truTV Sets President's Day Marathon of "Billy on the Street" Kicking off the event is the "Billy on the Street: Political Comedy!" special, which is a compilation of some of the buzziest and most politically-charged segments from the current season of the hit series.
[via press release from truTV]
truTV Sets President's Day Marathon of "Billy on the Street"
Marathon Kicks Off with Billy on the Street: Political Comedy! Special
truTV will celebrate President's Day with a special two-hour marathon of Billy on the Street, the popular variety sketch series created by and starring Billy Eichner and produced by Funny Or Die, the network announced today. Kicking off the event on Monday, February 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT is the Billy on the Street: Political Comedy! special, which is a compilation of some of the buzziest and most politically-charged segments from the current season of the hit series. Three additional episodes from the series' fifth season hand-picked by Eichner will follow and will mark the end of the series' fifth season run on truTV.
Billy on the Street is a variety sketch series that follows unfiltered and unapologetic comedian Billy Eichner as he hits the streets of New York City to test unsuspecting passersby. Throughout the series' fifth season, Billy was joined by some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Seth Rogen, Jon Hamm, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Lupita Nyong'o, John Oliver, Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key and Jacob Tremblay. The series has become a critical hit, with the New Yorker calling it one of the year's best series, Vulture proclaiming it "a delightful alchemy of pop culture, celebrity, performance art, and social anthropology," and The Daily Beast exclaiming "it's a game-show joke assault that's one of TV's biggest laugh riots, but one that should also be taken seriously." Describing one of the season's most-pointed obstacle courses, Slate called it "a seriously effective work of sketch comedy and perhaps the clearest example yet of how Eichner can use his style for political commentary."
Billy on the Street is executive-produced by Mike Farah, CEO of Funny Or Die, along with Eichner, Anna Wenger and Doug Brady.
Monday, February 20 Marathon Episode Descriptions:
10:00pm ET/PT: Billy on the Street: Political Comedy!: This President's Day, Billy on the Streetreturns with a special episode highlighting all of the one-of-a-kind politically and socially charged segments from what has become one of the most critically acclaimed comedies on TV. In true Billy on the Street style, the special features celebrity guests including Emmy winners Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Keegan-Michael Key. It will be followed by a one time onlyBilly on the Street marathon featuring appearances by Jon Hamm, Andy Samberg, Lupita Nyong'o, Jacob Tremblay and more.
10:30pm ET/PT: Billy's Holiday Wonderland with Jacob Tremblay!: Billy is joined for the first time by a child actor, the star of Room, Jacob Tremblay! Together, Jacob and Billy take to the street for a brand new Lightning Round. Later, Billy and Nikki the Mormon play Match the Publicist to the Client! Finally, Debra Messing returns for a special holiday themed sequel to one of Billy's most popular segments plus a brand new round of For A Dollar.
11:00pm ET/PT: Do Gay People Care About John Oliver? with John Oliver!: Billy and John Oliver take to the streets to find out if gay people care about him! Later, in a brand new segment called Louie C-3PO, Billy and Elena speak with native New Yorkers to get their take on Star Wars: Rogue One. Finally, Billy is joined by identical twins Christopher and Jonathan to play Hanukkah or Stupid? Other games include For A Dollar and Whack A Joel!
11:30pm ET/PT: Miracle on 34th Streep with Andy Samberg!: Billy is joined by Andy Samberg to play the brand new game Was At My Wedding or Possibly Killed Tupac? Later, Billy and Andy hit the street to introduce New Yorkers to some brand new superheroes. Finally, Billy is joined by Kevin the busboy to play Fox News Anchor or Pilgrim? and starts a new scavenger hunt called Miracle on 34th Streep.
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