Funny Seth Rogen Gets Serious in DC

This post first appeared in The Times of Israel.

Actor Seth Rogan testifies on Capitol Hill. (YouTube screenshot)

Actor Seth Rogan testifies on Capitol Hill. (YouTube screenshot)

Seth Rogen appeared before a US Senate subcommittee on Wednesday to deliver a heartfelt plea for increased federal funding for Alzheimer’s disease research. The “Knocked Up” and “Pineapple Express” actor struck just the right balance between off-color humor and serious candor in his testimony, using plenty of Yiddish to break the ice.

The only problem was that only two members of Congress bothered to stay to listen to him.

Rogen, 31, let it be known later during an interview on MSNBC’s “Hardball” that he was extremely miffed by the decision of the majority of Senate Appropriation Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services members to absent themselves during his testimony. Only Senators Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) showed up and stayed in their seats.

Click here to read more and watch a video of Rogen’s testimony.

© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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