Watch: Billy is Back on The Street (with Paul Rudd) to Promote 'Bros'

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Wednesday September 21, 2022
Originally published on September 21, 2022

Billy Eichner made his name with "Billy on the Street." Now that his gay rom-com is headed to theaters, he's back where he started... on the street — this time with Paul Rudd, according to Variety.

"After three years of waiting, a new episode of the hilarious rapid-fire series dropped online Tuesday, which Eichner announced in a tweet on Monday," the entertainment news outlet detailed.

Eichner embedded the clip in the tweet, which shows himself, Rudd, and others clad in promotional "Bros" T-shirts as they literally run through the streets, yell, jump, and sometimes, get a cold shoulder from New Yorkers.

Variety noted that "the nearly three-minute episode features Rudd and Eichner running around New York City demanding straight people see 'Bros,' which premieres in theaters Sept. 30."

In the clip's latter half, Eichner is joined by a "pack of wild lesbians" as he confronts random people in his signature over-the-top manner.

"Rudd previously appeared in two other episodes of 'Billy on the Street,'" Variety recalled; "once for a solo episode and again in a collaborative 15th anniversary episode co-starring fellow Marvel actor Chris Evans. His solo episode centered around the immediately viral question, 'For a dollar — would you have sex with Paul Rudd?'"

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Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.