“Billy on the Street” star Billy Eichner stopped making the man-on-the-street series last year to pursue other projects, but there’s more sidewalk fun and games to come. Eichner will relaunch the show in a web-only version that will be available on his social media platforms, his Youtube channel, and FunnyOrDie.com.
“After five seasons of the TV series, I knew I wanted to set the show aside in order to create some time in my schedule to pursue other projects,” Eichner said. “Now that those are taking shape, I’m truly thrilled we’ve found a way to bring ‘Billy on the Street’ back that makes so much sense for this particular show.”
“As we all know, this is a very divisive, anxiety-ridden time and I hope these new segments – featuring the most stunning roster of guests we’ve ever had – give people a small burst of joy in their timelines while allowing me to comment on culture and the world at large in the unique way this show allows me to,” he added.
The eight episodes boast a guest list that includes Emma Stone, Tiffany Haddish, Kate McKinnon and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Eichner, also known for Hulu’s “Difficult People” and “American Horror Story: Cult,” co-stars in “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” which premieres on FX Sept.12. He’ll be heard as the voice of Timon in the new version of “The Lion King” next July, and will appear in the fantasy “Noelle” opposite Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader and Shirley MacLaine. He’s involved with the Funny or Die campaign Glam Up the Midterms, designed to encourage young people to vote in the November elections. He also inked a deal with Netflix for his first comedy special.