Hollywood actor Seth Rogen — famous for his roles in movies like “Knocked Up” and “Superbad” — testified before a congressional committee yesterday on the subject of Alzheimer’s research. Rogen’s testimony was before the Senate appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services.
“Thank you very much for having me,” Rogen told the committee. “And for the opportunity for me to be called an expert at something, ’cause that’s cool.”
“I don’t know if you know who I am at all,” Rogen said to Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the subcommittee chairman. “You told me you never saw ‘Knocked Up,’ Chairman, so it’s a little insulting.”
Harkin responded that to his recollection, that was the first time the term “knocked up” had ever been used in a congressional hearing.
“You’re not going to like the rest of this, then,” Rogen responded, to laughs from the audience. “First, I should answer the question I assume many of you are asking: Yes, I’m aware this has nothing to do with the legalization of marijuana. In fact, if you can believe it, this concerns something that I find even more important.”
You should probably just watch the whole thing.