Actor Seth Rogen delivered a prepared statement during a U.S. Senate hearing on Alzheimer’s disease Wednesday — and it’s safe to say it was unlike most Capitol Hill testimonies.
“Thank you for the opportunity to testify today and for the opportunity to be called an expert in something, because that’s cool,” Rogen jokingly began. “I don’t know if you know who I am, chairman. I know you never saw ‘Knocked Up,’ which is a little insulting.”
Sen Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) responded, “I want the record to note that this is the first time, I will wager, this is the first time in any congressional hearing in history that the words ‘knocked up’ have ever been spoken.”
[sharequote align=”center”]”…the first time in any congressional hearing in history that the words ‘knocked up’ have ever been spoken.”[/sharequote]
Rogen then delivered a heartfelt testimony about his mother-in-law’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, peppering it with jokes poking fun of himself.
The self-described “man-child” concluded, explaining why he felt that he had to be present at the testimony Wednesday.
“I came here today for a few reasons,” he told the subcommittee. “One, I’m a House of Cards fan. Had to be here….Two, is to say people need more help.”
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