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Out100 2014

Readers' Choice Award Nomination: Billy Eichner

Readers' Choice Award Nomination: Billy Eichner


The comedian and game-show host's star is on the rise as he continues his unorthodox polling of public pop culture opinion

Now having filmed three seasons of Billy on the Street, comedian Billy Eichner continues to take his confrontational brand of humor in new directions. After starring in Parks and Recreation, he had one of the funniest bits in the recent Emmy Awards ceremony and, next, he'll co-star with his friend and BOTS head writer, Julie Klausner, in the Amy Poehler-produced Difficult People. Plus, he's writing a book. But it's all about Eichner's man-on-the street polling that endears him to fans--even when it freaks them out--and continues to show the diversity of New York City. Or as he told Out recently:

"I've burnt a lot of calories running around the Flatiron Building. I don't know why. It was never planned in advance. It was just what happened. The location works well; there is something about that block. Also, Chelsea has a really eclectic mix of people: old people, young people, students, gay guys, and families. I like the show to be very diverse. I think that's something that is really refreshing about BOTS. You see a lot of diversity in every episode. So that neighborhood tends to be good for us. And for some reason there is something about it that you can gain a lot of momentum going around that block."

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