What if I told you that I knew of a comedian who earns his living being an irresponsible stoner party-boy who also happened to be a guest host of Sesame Street?
Would you shake your head in disbelief? No way would Sesame Street mar its good name by fraternising with dubious charcters, right?
So what is Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, Super Bad) doing hosting Sesame Street, I hear you ask? Surely Elmo is the embarassed one, hosting such an unwholesome character...
You may not believe me, but the Seth Rogen you know and love is actually a good boy- and I have many facts to back up that statement. For example, since the tender of age of sixteen Seth has been his entire families sole provider of income.
Other Sesame-Street worthy things you may not know about Seth Rogen:
He wrote his first screen play when he was a mere highschooler. If you consider how much work goes into writing, editing and polishing off scripts you would probably shake your head in disbelief that someone so young could be so focused, let alone have written work of such calibre that it is bought by a studio- and made into a succesful film (Superbad).
Seth won the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest at the age of 16. So sometime between polishing his script he found time to write, rehearse and put on one hell of a performance too.
Also, Seth does campaigning for Alzheimer's- a condition that does not even affect anyone in his immediate family.
So now we both have learnt more about him, it kind of seems like the Elmo wasn't the only one who learnt something new today. I'm embarassed to admit that sometimes I forget that film stars are more than the sum of the characters they play...