Some of you might have been on Twitter and wondered, “Why is Seth Rogen on C-SPAN?” Well, here’s your answer: The This Is The End star testified in Congress on Wednesday afternoon at a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing called, “Taking a Toll on Families and the Economy: The Rising Cost of Alzheimer’s in America.” He began his testimony by answering the question most people were likely thinking: “Yes, I’m aware that this has nothing to do with the legalization of marijuana.”
The purpose of the hearing was to determine if the government should give additional funding for Alzheimer’s disease research in an upcoming budget bill. The comedian’s mother-in-law was diagnosed with the degenerative disease at the age of 55. In 2011, he founded Hilarity for Charity, a comedy night/party fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. Their third annual event is scheduled for April in New York City. You can watch “Mr. Rogen’s” articulate, informative Congressional testimony (peppered with punch lines) below.