Seth Rogen can now add "expert witness" to a resume that includes amateur pornographer, mall security guard, and masked vigilante. Appearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee yesterday, the actor delivered an impassioned plea on behalf of Alzheimer’s research that was thoughtful, touching, and at times, downright hilarious.
"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," Rogen joked at the opening of his testimony before managing to work in references to both House of Cards and the frequency with which his movies feature his genitalia.
Settling into the more emotional parts of his statement, he then detailed his personal connection to the disease—his mother-in-law was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in her 50s—and spoke about the frustrating lack of progress that has been made in terms of research. "The situation is so dire that it caused me, a lazy, self-involved, generally self-medicated man-child to start an entire charity organization," he said. You can watch the full thing above.