Actor Billy Eichner Sets Sight on 2nd Ever "Variety Sketch Series" Emmy Award

Can't get enough Billy Eichner? Actor Billy Eichner did a rare interview to The Hollywood Reporter podcast, "Awards Chatter" with Scott Feinberg. Eichner hopes to see Billy on the Street nominated for "Best Variety Sketch Series" at the 2016 Emmy Awards. This is the second year the "Variety Sketch Series" Emmy Award exists. Last year was the first year it was distributed, the winner was...Inside Amy Schumer.

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Schumer was nominated alongside SNL, Portlandia, and more. Emmy Award nominations are announced July 14th, 2016. Difficult People Season 2, in which Billy Eichner stars alongside Julie Klausner, premieres July 12th on Hulu.

Eichner saw RENT on Broadway with his parents. On a hot summer day, he changes his shirt up to 8 times. That is, when he is Billy on The Street. Eichner is grateful for Julie Klausner's Difficult People because Joan Rivers warned him of being typecast as a comedian. Additionally, Eichner reiterated Meryl Streep is his dream guest star. Listen and read more about the podcast at The Hollywood Reporter.

22 minutes in, it was revealed Eichner wrote and starred in Creation Nation. Creation Nation is a live pop culture drenched variety-comedy-concert-comedy-variety talk show for the next generation. Footage dates back as early as 2006!

I ran into Billy on the Street this past summer. I had been texting my BFF Dani, walking to Hu Kitchen on 5th Avenue. I was waiting to cross the street going straight, when I saw a crowd of cameras ahead. I thought it was finally paparazzi. I had lived here 4 years and not seen them once. I turned my phone to "Camera" right away. There was a cab so I couldn't see who it was and then I crossed (going towards 14th) and they crossed (going towards the Empire State Building).

I had no idea who Billy Eichner was. But OMG! Sarah Jessica Parker was Carrie-ing Shoes! My group text went wild. We still watch Sex and the City a few times a week. Friends noticed Eichner and SJP's matching New Balance shoes. When I watched the Difficult People pilot, I could not believe it. The 'Awards Chatter' podcast also revealed we will never see his deleted footage. My BFF Dani is now the bigger Billy on the Street fan between us. She has watched the entire series twice to enlighten her husband. "Away we go!"

I got Billy's autograph when he came to AOL BUILD and now it's professionally framed. His twitter is how I found out about AOL BUILD. Now I work there.

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BILLY EICHNER DISCUSSES TRUTV'S "BILLY ON THE STREET"
Comedian Billy Eichner take the AOL Build stage to discuss the upcoming season of his hit Fuse TV show, "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street." Throughout the season, Eichner hits the NYC streets to test unsuspecting passersby with quiz questions. Contestants have the chance to win cash and other prizes based on their knowledge of music and pop culture whilst enjoying Eichner's hilarious, unfiltered and unapologetic banter. Interview at AOL HQ in NYC for AOL BUILD. Watch it now if you missed it.

Listen and read more about the podcast at The Hollywood Reporter. I hope to see Billy on the Street on the Emmy Award Nominations, announced July 14th. Difficult People Season 2 returns July 12th to Hulu. Billy Eichner has been working very hard for a long time. Check out his throwback Extreme Home Makeover spoof:

View more on the Creation Nation channel.