Billy Eichner Doesn’t Accept That He Should Be “Grateful For a Crumb Of Success” Just Because He’s Openly Gay by the Forward

Billy Eichner Doesn’t Accept That He Should Be “Grateful For a Crumb Of Success” Just Because He’s Openly Gay

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While you were deciphering Taylor Swift music videos and drafting your fantasy football teams, Billy Eichner was quietly taking over pop culture.

Eichner’s big start was his self-produced Youtube series, “Billy On The Street,” which is now on a network. He currently stars in that show, Hulu’s “Difficult People,” “Friends From College,” and “American Horror Story: Cult.” He will provide his voice for the hugely hyped live action “The Lion King” in 2019.

Billy Eichner is a comic genius. Billy Eichner is a huge success. And Billy Eichner does not accept the idea that he is “an outsider.”

In a recent interview, Ana Marie Cox for the New York Times Magazine asked Eichner: “Amy Poehler has said that she thinks that your being an outsider is really important to your comedy. How do you maintain that as you get more successful?”

Eichner responded:

Billy Eichner is an icon.

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Billy Eichner says he’s not “an outsider”

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