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The award show marked the primetime, mainstream debut of comedian Billy Eichner's "Billy on the Street" web videos

By Drew Mackie
Updated August 26, 2014 09:35 PM
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Billy Eichner’s “Billy on the Street” web videos have a major following of people who enjoy the comedian running up to innocent New Yorkers, ambushing them with absurd questions and then sometimes paying them a dollar for their troubles.

Last night’s Emmy Awards, however, marked the “Billy on the Street” series’ greatest exposure yet, as it featured a special pre-taped segment with Seth Meyers that looked into how New Yorkers feel about something as L.A.-centric as TV.

Sure, some might recognize him as Craig, the guy who yells a lot on Parks and Recreation, but that character’s yelling is a lot more hostile. Eichner yells a lot too, but in his web videos, it’s downright gleeful. And now the clip is getting some major post-Emmys play online.

In case you watched the segment last night and thought, “I’d like to see more of this guy’s antics,” check out Eichner’s Christmas adventure with Amy Poehler and his mission to find out if New Yorkers want to have sex with Paul Rudd … alongside Paul Rudd.

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