Billy Eichner, Sarah Silverman, James Corden, Andy Cohen & More Team for 'Glam Up the Midterms' Video: Watch
The video is part of an effort to get millennials to the polls for the upcoming elections.
Billy Eichner has made his bones on TV by basically yelling at people on the street and harassing celebs on his show Billy on the Street. But on Thursday night (Feb. 1) the comedian/actor had something way more important to yell at random strangers about than how much he hates Claire Danes.
Eichner sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to discuss a new all-star initiative he's launched in conjunction with Funny or Die aimed at spurring more millennials to register for the crucial upcoming fall midterm elections called Glam Up the Midterms. "The midterm elections are Nov. 6, a very big day," the always excitable comedian said on Kimmel Kimmel Live!
"The one productive thing you can do to change the course of things, or support what's happening if you support it is to go out and vote." And to prove a point, Eichner shared a very stark statistic: 12 percent of millennials voted in the most recent midterm elections in 2014. In other words, 88 percent didn't vote. "We made this video that we're using to launch the campaign [and] we have pinpointed specific districts where they're going to be very hotly contested contests all over the country. We're going to go to specific districts, as many as we can afford to all around the country."
While there, Eichner said the Glam team will be educating voters on the candidates, particularly young ones who may never have voted in midterms before, on when election day is, how to vote and who the candidates are. "It's not like the presidential election where we're all focused on the same race," he said. "There are different races everywhere. It's complicated, there's a lot of information to process and we're going to go try to make it fun and we're going to turn the midterms into the hottest, sexiest event of the entire year."
Watch the launch video below with Eichner, Kimmel, John Oliver, Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman, James Corden, Andy Cohen, Seth Meyers and Robin Thede in the video below.
Also, watch Eichner talk Pres. Trump, the return of all the 1990s shows he loved back in the day and his genius idea to reboot This is Us right now.