Funny Or Die’s Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner is a pop culture game show that follows unfiltered and unapologetic comedian Billy Eichner as he hits the streets of New York City to test unsuspecting passersby.
Billy gives contestants the chance to win cash and other prizes by playing games such as “Quizzed in the Face,” with lifeline options to “Beg a Stranger” or “Compliment His Hair.” Other games could include “Dead or Boring?” and “Name 20 White People in 30 Seconds.”
An Emmy nominee for hosting Billy on the Street, Eichner appeared in a much buzzed-about Billy on the Street segment with Seth Meyers on last year’s Primetime Emmys and was named People Magazine’s Breakout Star of 2014. Billy on the Street has garnered wide praise from critics. The New York Times called it “uproarious… Eichner is doing things within the confines of the television set that feel loose, unpredictable and appealingly wrong.” Entertainment Weekly named Billy on the Street to its weekly “Must List.” USA Today called it “your new favorite show.” And The Huffington Post heralded it an “LOLworthy” series packed with “frantic hilarity.”