Billy Eichner and Friends Rally Against Burger King Ad

Billy Eichner Burger King Ad
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Not everyone found Burger King’s latest commercial funny.

Comedian Billy Eichner’s friends and fans, as well as the funny man himself, took to social media after the fast-food chain aired a commercial during Sunday Night Football that resembled the format of Eichner’s comedy routine.

Eichner, who appears on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” is also known for his Funny or Die and Fuse TV series “Billy on the Street,” where he can be found chasing down New Yorkers to ask them pop culture-related questions and screaming at them. In Burger King’s commercial, a man with similar dark brown hair goes up to two pedestrian and asks them random questions before blurting out the answer.

Eichner responded to the commercial by tweeting, “Hey @BurgerKing- thanks for stealing my act for ur new commercial!!”

Others supported Eichner via Twitter:

Eichner closed the social media beef with a reference to one of his other gigs: his guest-starring role on Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” last year.

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  1. Rich says:

    Since Billy Eichner ripped off his act from Steve Allen’s Tonight Show the people that should be upset are Steve’s family and any of his writers still alive. BILLY STOP RIPPING OFF OTHER COMICS. And claiming their material as your own.

  2. Star says:

    Never heard of the guy. He’s not even the only one doing this currently. Howard Stern has been doing it for years, as well as Jay Leno.

  3. Jon says:

    There’s absolutely nothing funny about Billy Eichner, his routines or any of the characters he plays. He ruined the last season of Parks & Rec and I would live a long and wonderful life if I never had to hear his name, voice or see his stupid lazy-eyed face ever again. With all the hilariously funny and original comedians out there, it’s sad that Burger King chose to rip off this no talent a$$ clown.

  4. cadavra says:

    Seth Rogen’s a fine one to talk about giving people diarrhea.

  5. Bill says:

    Never heard of Eichner nor have I seen his act but I’ve seen the ad.

    Eichner should be thanking Burger King for the exposure, at least according to the current way IP is thought of by his generation and younger.

  6. pops07 says:

    Gee… idea thievery! what won’t they think of next. Perhaps Eichner has a copyrighted video of his shtick to show in court.

  7. Brian says:

    In the immortal words of Krusty the Clown, “If this is anyone but Steve Allen, you’re stealing my bit!”

  8. Kevin says:

    Billy, the man on the street shtick is at least 50 years old. You didn’t invent a damn thing.

  9. Bill says:

    Hey Billy, nice try. get over yourself. Steve Allen was doing “your” act before you were born. Not only was Steve Allen the original (as you know since you stole his act) but he was 100x more funny than you so seriously… no seriously…

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