Seth Rogen Opening Statement (C-SPAN) hearing on Alzheimer’s

This Exchange Between Famous Actor and a Democrat Isn’t Exactly What You Expect to See at a Senate Hearing.

TheBlaze – Cross-Posted at THITW: 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.”

Actor Seth Rogen testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday about how Alzheimer's has personally affects his family. (Image source: Screen grab via MSNBC)

Actor Seth Rogen testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday about how Alzheimer’s has personally affects his family. (Image source: Screen grab)

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.”

“…the first time in any congressional hearing in history that the words ‘knocked up’ have ever been spoken.”

Rogen then delivered a heartfelt testimony about his mother-in-law’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, peppering it with jokes poking fun of himself. 

 Video:  Seth Rogen Opening Statement (C-SPAN) hearing on Alzheimer’s

Feb 26, 2014:  Actor Seth Rogen gives his opening statement before a Senate hearing on Alzheimer’s Research.

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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