Billy in the street is back for the first time in three years.
Host and comedian Billy Eichner announced the return of the show on Twitter, which will be the first episode of the popular interview series since 2019. As part of the promotion for Eichner’s upcoming romantic comedy, Brothersits special guest will be fan favorite Paul Rudd, who last appeared in the show’s third season in 2014. The new episode will be available online September 20.
Created by Eichner, Billy in the street ran for 54 episodes from 2011 to 2017, originally airing on Fuse before moving to TruTV. A comedy game show, the series consisted of Eichner, and often a guest, interviewing pedestrians on the streets of New York City about popular culture, with recurring games such as “For a Dollar” and “Quizzed in the Face”.
Billy is back on the street
Eichner’s announcement for the next episode of Billy in the street featured a photo of himself and Rudd donning Universal Studios logo t-shirts Brothers. Directed by Nicholas Stoller and co-written by Stoller and Eichner, Brothers is the first major studio film to feature an entire openly LGBTQ+ cast. The story follows Bobby Lieber, played by Eichner, a museum curator in New York who is hired to write a romantic comedy about a gay couple. While writing, he meets and falls in love with Aaron, played by Luke Macfarlane. The film is also produced by Judd Apatow, who has produced films such as 2011’s Bridesmaids and Rail accident in 2015.
“It’s still incredibly exciting to me – and a real sign of progress – that the same studio is making films like jurassic world and The fast and the furious also releasing this R-rated gay rom with an all-LGBTQ+ cast, and with as much passion and enthusiasm as they release these other films,” Eichner wrote in a letter accompanying the first trailer for Brothers. “I wish we had a movie like Brothers when I was a kid, but I’m so excited and proud that this day has finally come!” With Eichner and Macfarlane, Brothers also stars Bowen Yang, Harvey Fierstein, Ts Madison, Monica Raymund, Guillermo Díaz, Guy Branum, Amanda Bearse and Jim Rash.
As for Rudd, the actor is set to reprise his Marvel Cinematic Universe role as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniawhich will be released in theaters on February 17, 2023. Rudd also recently appeared in the season 2 finale of Only murders in the building and officially joined the cast of Season 3 of the Hulu series.
Brothers hits theaters September 30.