UTA has signed actor-comedian Billy Eichner, the star, executive producer and creator of truTV’s Funny or Die-produced variety sketch series Billy on the Street. Eichner also stars opposite Julie Klausner on the Hulu original comedy series Difficult People, executive produced by Amy Poehler, which is returning for a second season on July 12.
Eichner next will be seen in the Universal Pictures comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising for director Nick Stoller as well as voicing two characters, Chef Pig and Phillip, in Sony Pictures’ The Angry Birds Movie. Both films will be released on May 20.
Billy on the Street, which is heading into Season 5 on truTV, earned Eichner Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host in 2013. He also is known for his recurring role as Craig Middlebrooks on Parks and Recreation.
Eichner, who was previously at WME, continues to be repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney PJ Shapiro.