Film & TV

Seth Rogen Somehow Makes a Senate Hearing on Alzheimer’s Hilarious

Film & TV

Seth Rogen Somehow Makes a Senate Hearing on Alzheimer’s Hilarious

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In what has to be the first and only instance of a piece of programming on CSPAN being funny, unless you count the usual congressional shenanigans, Seth Rogen appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services yesterday to speak about Alzheimer’s Disease, a condition with which is mother in law is afflicted.

Rogen, unsurprisingly, gets a lot of laughs.  “Thank you for the opportunity to testify today, and for the opportunity for me to be called in expert in something, which is cool,” he says, before a brief segue into a discussion about Knocked Up, not something you see every day on the Senate floor. Marijuana, genital humor, tacos, and House of Cards gags follow.

The blend of laughs and a frustrating approach to the disease shows up in Rogen’s very serious endeavor Hilarity for Charity, in which he hopes to spread awareness and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s.