I’ve always had a soft spot for Seth Rogen. I think it’s because to me he will always be the abrasive, yet gentle and hermaphrosensitive Ken Miller.
Because of that, I’ve been able to overlook the Knocked Ups and the Pineapple Expresses and focus on the 50/50s and the That One Episode of The Mindy Projects of his career. But yesterday, Seth Rogen did something truly fantastic.
I spoke in front of the senate about my personal experience with Alzheimer's and I made a weed joke too: http://t.co/hoV13wY5xr— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) February 26, 2014
Rogen went before a Senate committee to talk about Alzheimer’s Disease. He did this for a few reasons. First, to make House of Cards jokes. Natch.
Mostly, though, he wanted to talk about a disease that isn’t talked about enough. There is still very much a stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s that needs to be dismantled. Rogen spoke about his organization, Hilarity for Charity because, as he puts it,
That’s right, the situation is so dire that it caused me, a lazy, self-involved, generally self-medicated manchild to start an entire charity organization.
Rogen talks about his own very personal experiences with the disease in true Ken Miller fashion. It’s intimate and tender, and alternately snarky and glib.
A post-script: Apparently the line that got cut off at the end was “Although I’m sorry you had to unmask me, I’m really Kevin Spacey in disguise.” Bravo, Mr. Chairman.