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Watch a Very Special 'Billy on the Street' with David Letterman

Billy Eichner was a guest on Late Show last night, and he paid tribute to Letterman's long late night career in the best possible way — a brand new Billy on the Street segment on the streets of New York. Watch a clip from Eichner's interview with Letterman below, where he looks back on taping a Billy on the Street with Michelle Obama and Big Bird (who is apparently an asshole behind the scenes):

Watch Ron Swanson Solve the "Lady Gaga of Scavenger Hunts" in a Cut 'Parks and Rec' Scene

The next two episodes of Parks and Recreation air on NBC tonight, and the network released a clip today of the original cold open from the second episode "Pie-Mary" that got cut for time featuring Craig (Billy Eichner) presenting Ron Swanson with "the Lady Gaga of scavenger hunts" at Pawnee's Harvest Festival. "We had to cut this Ron cold open from tonight's second #ParksandRec episode (not enough time)," co-creator Mike Schur tweeted, "and it killed me." Watch it in full above.

Billy Eichner Sings a Moving Song for Taylor Swift on 'Conan'

The lovely Billy Eichner was a guest on last night's Conan, where he shared a beautiful song with the audience he composed specifically for Taylor Swift called "Glitter and Ribs" (check out the music video here). Watch some clips from Eichner's interview with O'Brien below, which cover his thoughts on this year's Oscar-worthy movies and his obsession with Lisa Rinna's tweets.

Billy Eichner Remembers His Friend and "Greatest Champion" Joan Rivers

"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 Eichner Is Writing His First Book

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 [...]

Billy Eichner Introduces Conan O'Brien to the World of Grindr

Having already mastered the world of Tinder, last night Conan O'Brien decided to give Grindr a try with the invaluable help of Billy Eichner, who helps O'Brien set up the best Grindr profile possible ("Frecklefucker" is a pretty catchy name) and connect Conan with his very first man date.

'Billy on the Street' Renewed for Season 4 on truTV

Billy Eichner's hit Fuse show Billy on the Street just got a season 4 renewal and brand new home. According to THR, Eichner recently signed a deal with Turner Broadcasting that includes a 10-episode fourth season of his man-on-the-street pop culture quiz show to premiere later this year on TruTV. An exact premiere date has not been announced, but production on the new season starts this spring in New York. In addition to the season renewal, TBS will air reruns of Billy on the Street and Eichner will also develop pilots for TruTV, Adult Swim, and TBS, so it looks like we have a lot more to look [...]

Hulu Orders Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner's 'Difficult People' to Series

Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are coming to Hulu. The streaming network announced today that it's given a straight-to-series order to Eichner and Klausner's Amy Poehler-produced pilot Difficult People, which was originally developed as a potential show for USA. In the series, Eichner and Klausner star as "best friends living in New York City with the series centering on their typical, irreverent behavior that lands them in some very awkward situations." Klausner wrote the pilot episode and also will serve as an executive producer alongside Amy Poehler. Production on the full season will begin in early 2015. Said Poehler in an announcement: "I tend to enjoy funny people creating [...]

David Letterman Enjoys Getting Yelled at by Billy Eichner

Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner paid a visit last night to David Letterman, who really enjoyed playing the games "Celebrity Child or Kentucky Derby Winner?" and "Dead or Boring?" Letterman is specifically a fan of Eichner screaming at him: "The best part of that is when you scream at me. That was the absolute most fun of the little quiz … I just like being yelled at, it was so exciting." Click through for another part from the interview.

Rachel Dratch, Andrea Martin, and James Urbaniak Join Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner's USA Pilot

A few weeks ago, the USA network announced that they've ordered a pilot presentation (a.k.a. a short pilot) called Difficult People created by and starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner, and now, we're learning more about who else will be in the pilot. The Difficult People pilot presentation has been shooting this week in NYC, and Klausner has been revealing some of the pilot's supporting cast/guest stars via Twitter, including Rachel Dratch, James Urbaniak, Tracee Chimo (Orange Is the New Black), and Andrea Martin as the mother of Klausner's character.

Difficult People, which is being produced by Amy Poehler, stars Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner as a [...]

Watch the First 'Billy on the Street' of 2015 with Michelle Obama, Big Bird, and Elena

Rejoice, because Billy Eichner is finally back with a special installment on Billy on the Street before it returns for a fourth season on truTV. This time he's brought three big stars with him: Michelle Obama, Big Bird, and the one and only Elena (who recently bought an iPad, it turns out). Eichner leads the three in an educational game of "Ariana Grande or Eating a Carrot?" then harasses a bunch of people on the street with Big Bird's help.

Billy Eichner: "People Who Are Not Watching 'The Comeback' Should Be Ashamed of Themselves"

"People who are not watching The Comeback should be ashamed of themselves. If you're into TV and pop culture, if you like quality, well-written, well-acted TV shows, do yourself a favor and watch it. Lisa Kudrow is really giving one of the great performances on TV ever. That is the No. 1 thing. That, and my usual combo of porn and Meryl Streep movies."

- Billy Eichner shares his love for HBO's The Comeback, Taylor Swift, Nathan Fielder, Meryl Streep, and more in a new interview with Vulture.

Billy Eichner Will Guest Star on 'New Girl' in December

Billy Eichner just landed a very Billy Eichner-esque guest role on New Girl. THR reports that the Billy on the Street host and recurring Parks and Recreation star will appear on the holiday-themed December 9th episode of New Girl, where he'll play "a beleaguered airline representative" named Barry: "The gang encounters Barry … while trying to get out of Los Angeles for Christmas. Having to deal with holiday travelers, Barry is not pleased to see them." Considering that Eichner has tons of experience screaming at people on the streets of New York City, the role of a grumpy airline rep sounds just about perfect.

Celebrate 'Billy on the Street's Third Birthday with a Compilation of Eichner's Best Moments

Billy Eichner is adorable, hilarious, and oftentimes terrifying on his show Billy on the Street, and that magical combination has led to some amazing moments. To celebrate Billy on the Street's third birthday, Funny or Die released the above compilation video full of some of the show's best moments ever, which includes an appearance from Eichner's favorite grumpy New Yorker Elena and Amy Poehler yelling "YOU KNOW ME!" like a true hero.