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Funny or Die's Billy on the Street

Funny or Die's Billy on the Street

  • Premiered: 
    December 22, 2011
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  • Network: fuse
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Billy Eichner 
  • Subject Matter: Quiz
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Comedian Billy Eichner walks the streets of the city, giving New Yorkers the chance to win money by correctly answering pop-culture questions. In his "For a Dollar" game, Billy runs up to random people on the street asking them easy trivia questions, like "Name three white people," or daring them to perform a simple task, like "Hide behind a bush." In a second game, "Quizzed in the Face," a person on the street answers three rounds of questions. If the contestant gets three questions wrong, the game is over and the person wins no money. If someone can't answer a question, they can beg a stranger, tweet Billy's Twitter followers or text a woman for help. Each of the first two rounds features three multiple-choice questions, with correct answers worth $50 (1st round) and $100 (2nd round) each. These first two rounds include multiple-choice questions like: What is the name of the Disney Channel show that made a star out of Miley Cyrus; What is the name of a popular Jay-Z/Alicia Keys duet?; MAD MEN stars which critically acclaimed actor?; Which of the following locations plays host to a spin-off of CSI?; Matt Damon won on Oscar in which category?; Which of the following movies made the most money at the box office?; Who is absolutely amazing on THE OFFICE? By answering one subjective question in the last round, the contestant wins everything or loses half the money -- and the player only wins if he or she shares Billy's opinion about music, movies and TV. The last round features questions like: What is the best Christmas movie of all time? (ELF); Who's better Kate Winslet or Kate Hudson? (Kate Winslet). Plus, Billy plays the Lightning Round, offering people the chance to win small amounts of cash by quickly answering questions. Fuse aired a sneak peek of this series on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 9pm ET, immediately after JINGLE BALL 2011, and the series officially premiered four days later on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 11pm ET. BILLY ON THE STREET returned for its third season on March 12, 2014 at 11pm ET/PT on Fuse. In the Season 3 premiere, Olivia Wilde joined Billy, as they approached women on the street of NYC asking them to tell Olivia that she's pretty. Other celebrity guests in Season 3 include Neil Patrick Harris, Seth Meyers, Paul Rudd, Joel McHale, Lena Dunham, and more. FUNNY OR DIE'S BILLY ON THE STREET moved to truTV for its fourth season, premiering on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:30pm ET/PT. Plus, sister network TBS is airing encore presentations of each episode after initial airings on truTV. In the season opener, Tina Fey joins host Billy as they hit the streets of New York to find Tina a friend; also, Billy ambushes innocent civilians with the news that Emma Stone seems down-to-earth. Later in the fourth season, Billy is joined by more celebrity guests, like Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Anna Kendrick, Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader. Season 5 of BILLY ON THE STREET premiered on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT on truTV. In the season opener, "Immigrant, or Real American? With Jon Hamm!," Billy and Jon Hamm take to the streets to find out if anyone will have a threesome with them. Later, Billy plays "Immigrant or Real American?" with Kevin the bisexual office manager. Plus, Billy plays the first For A Dollar, Quizzed in the Face and Lightning Round games of the new season. In the rest of Season 5, which is again produced by Funny Or Die, some of the biggest names in Hollywood join Billy as he runs through the streets of New York City, including Aziz Ansari, Keegan-Michael Key, Lupita Nyong'o, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg and Jacob Tremblay.
On Monday, February 20, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, truTV premiered "Political Comedy!," a half-hour BILLY ON THE STREET special in honor of President's Day. This 30-minute special highlights all of the one-of-a-kind politically and socially charged segments from BILLY ON THE STREET.



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