Comedians Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen teamed up for a dark (but hilarious) segment called “Death Rogen” on Eichner’s Tru TV series Billy on the Street. The duo walked around New York City, with Eichner breaking the news of Rogen’s death to passersby and asking for reactions. Meanwhile, the very-much-alive Rogen pretended to be a cameraman beside him.
“We’ve lost so many great artists this year who don’t live long enough to see all the many profound ways that people pay tribute to them after they’re gone,” Eichner said in his signature deadpan style. “Seth can experience what their reaction is while he is still around.”
The results ranged from horrified disbelief (“Oh, my gosh – my chest is hurting”) to ambivalence (“I haven’t the slightest idea who that guy is”). One woman admitted she finds Eichner’s zany antics “a million times” funner than Rogen’s “stoner humor.”
Eichner also asked one man what he suspected was Rogen’s cause of death. “I hope it’s not drugs … And then they always drop the AIDS card,” the man said, getting a hilarious reaction from Rogen, incognito. In another unexpected vignette, the host proposed three-way sex between Rogen and two Australian men. “If I was gay, I would totally join you guys,” the actor cracked.
Billy on the Street airs Tuesday, November 22nd at 10:30 p.m. ET on Tru TV.