Billy Eichner made an Emmy-worthy version of ‘Billy on the Street’ with Seth Meyers

Give him all the Emmys for this one. 


Greg Seals


Published Aug 25, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 5:18 pm CDT

Billy Eichner‘s aggressive man-on-the-street-style reporting and boisterous outbursts of pop culture profanity are part of what makes the modern age of television so glorious. So naturally, it wouldn’t be a proper celebration of the medium without some unique coverage from the man himself.

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Eichner took to the streets of New York City with the evening’s host Seth Meyers to play a special Emmys edition of one of his signature games, “For a Dollar.” Eichner solicited advice for the host, covered opinions on the nominees, but most importantly did some very important charity fundraising for the cast of The Big Bang Theory

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Twitter quickly came to a consesus that Eichner’s antics were far more entertaining than Seth Meyers’s, with some even lobbying for him to liven up the ceremony by taking over hosting duties. 

Is there a way for @billyeichner yelling at people to just be the entire rest of the night?

— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) August 26, 2014

Why is the Emmys not just @billyeichner doing that for three hours?

— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 26, 2014

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Why isn’t this guy hosting instead of Myers

— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) August 26, 2014

Billy On The Street Accompanied By A Stick Of Margarine Who Hosts A Nightly Comedy Show

— Mark Berman (@themarkberman) August 26, 2014

Could we see Eichner on stage next year as master of ceremonies yelling at Maggie Smith as she accepts her award? One can only hope. 

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*First Published: Aug 25, 2014, 9:44 pm CDT