Billy on the Street Returns This Monday: Billy Eichner & Jack Black

As great as it was to see Paul Rudd reunite with Billy Eichner for a new episode of Billy on the Street, did you really think that episode would be a one-and-done? Oh no, not when Eichner has his rom-com Bros to promote. Taking to social media, Eichner let the fans know another new episode would be hitting on Monday, September 26th. And who would be joining him this time? Why, it's none other than the co-founder of Tenacious D, Jack Black.

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Image: Billy on the Street Screencap

Here's a look at Eichner's tweet from earlier confirming Black as his guest co-host/prop for the next episode:

Taking to the streets with actor & previous BOTS guest Paul Rudd, Eichner set out to personally make sure everyone knows about his upcoming new rom-com Bros. But to do that, Eichner and Rudd will need more than matching t-shirts (though they are pretty sweet). So what did Eichner have to resort to in order to get the word out? Well, let's just say that there's no way we could do it justice in writing. It really does need to be experienced…

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Image: Billy of the Street screencap

Taking to the streets with actor & previous BOTS guest Paul Rudd, Eichner set out to personally make sure everyone knows about his upcoming new film. But to do that, Eichner and Rudd needed more than matching t-shirts (though they were pretty sweet). So what did Eichner have to resort to in order to get the word out? Well, let's just say that there's no way we could do it justice in writing. It really does need to be experienced. So for a look at Eichner and Rudd hitting the streets and making the case for why the show still needs to be running, here's the previously-released edition of Billy on the Street:

Billy on the Street has Eichner take to the streets of New York to ask pedestrians questions about pop culture, usually using recurring games like "For A Dollar" and "Quizzed in the Face" and sometimes accompanied by a celebrity guest. Some past celebrity guests have included: Tina Fey (30 Rock), Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Aziz Ansari (Master of None), John Oliver (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express), Will Ferrell (The Other Guys), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men). Created and executive-produced by Eichner through the comedy website Funny or Die, Billy on the Street aired its first three seasons on Fuse from 2011-2014. The series moved to truTV in 2015 for its fourth and fifth seasons, ending its run in 2017 (but finding new life on digital platforms before going into hibernation in 2019). The series would go on to be nominated in 2017 for the Emmy for Best Variety-Sketch Series for the Hamm episode:

In an interview with Vanity Fair from a few years back, Eichner alluded to the idea that Billy on the Street was an evolving thing and that some type of change was inevitable. "My gut tells me that 'Billy on the Street' has always been a bit of an evolving animal," he told the publication. "It started off in segments in my live show, then became segments online, then became a long-form show on one network, then moved to another network, but still had pieces going viral all the time . . . I want to meet my fans where they are, so it's certainly not going away. I would hate for it to go away. I don't know if it's going to take up as much space in my brain as it used to, as much time in my schedule as it used to, but I think it will continue to be a part of my life, and I just have to weave it into all of the other things I'm trying to do."

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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