The hilarious Seth Rogen paid a visit to Capitol Hill to discuss the legalization of marijuana, but also spoke on his first-hand experience with Alzheimer’s.
The self-professed “lazy, pot-smoking man-child” took the opportunity to speak on Alzheimer’s after his wife’s mother was diagnosed years ago.
Rogen, 31, star of “This Is The End”, “Pineapple Express”, and “Knocked Up”, spoke at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing.
Rogen and his wife of two years, Lauren Miller, started the organization Hilarity for Charity in 2011 to help educate Americans and raise money for Alzheimer’s research after Miller’s mother was diagnosed with the disease several years ago at the age of 55.
Seth was tackling a subject dear to his heart, but can’t help but be hilarious.
The actor joked with Iowa Senator Tom Harkin about not seeing his film “Knocked Up”. Harkin replied, “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.”
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Rogen watched Congress members leave the already nearly empty hearing.
The normally happy star tweeted, “All those empty seats are senators who are not prioritizing Alzheimer’s.
He followed up his speech with an appearance on “Hardball” in which he again called out the 16 Senators who ducked out early or failed to even show up to his speech.
He told Chris Matthews, “It’s indicative of a mentality that we find so frustrating. It seems like these people don’t care”.
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