"Yes, she was an international star, but she was, first and foremost, a New Yorker. I'm not sure anyone embodied New York City more than Joan. The glamour, the ruthlessness, the persistence, the resilience, the lust for life, the tireless energy, the confidence, the loneliness, the hustle, the love of fashion, of money, of theater, of gay culture, the love of the game. Joan loved New York. Joan was New York."
- Bill Eichner remembers his "greatest champion" Joan Rivers in a new piece for Entertainment Weekly.
Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner is getting into the literary world. THR reports that Eichner has signed a deal to write his first book, a currently untitled comedic tome about the worlds of comedy and pop culture. "I'm very excited to start writing and I can assure my fans they will love the book more than Shailene Woodley loves Tom's of Maine," Eichner said. "This book is for anyone obsessed with show business, pop culture, social media and lots of other fun topics that fill our days as we hurtle helplessly toward accidents, illness, infidelity and death."
Billy on the Street, which finished its third season in [...]
The newest season of Billy on the Street sadly ended its run on Fuse last night, but to hold you over here's a nearly 10-minute clip from one of his "Quizzed in the Face" segments with Jennifer, who never wants to go back to Funky Town again.
"We hope one day to do an episode like that movie Funny People, only instead of finding out she has cancer, Julie's character gets some liposuction on her inner thighs. Before the procedure, she decides to take stock of her life because she believes she may die during surgery — so she goes home to try to reconcile with her high-school crush, Seth Friedland."
-Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner giving Vulture some details about Difficult People, the pilot they're starring in and creating for USA.
Here's a clip from the new episode of Fuse's Billy on the Street, featuring what may be the best and most elaborate segment Billy Eichner has ever attempted on the show. Called "Meryl-Go-Round," it's a fast-paced Meryl Streep-themed obstacle course that puts all other Meryl Streep-themed obstacle courses to shame.