Did Burger King steal comedian Billy Eichner’s shtick? Well, Billy Eichner and his faithful Twitter followers sure seem to think so. Last night, the Billy on the Street star tweeted, “Hey, Burger King. Thanks for stealing my act for your new commercial! Except it’s not as funny and everyone knows you stole it. GET YOUR OWN IDEAS.” Eichner followed up two minutes later with, “Oh and Burger King, once you’re done stealing my comedy please stop making people morbidly obese! Thanks so much!”
The Burger King commercial in question is below so you can judge for yourself. If you’re somehow unfamiliar with Billy on the Street, we’re dropped a clip of that below that as well. You can check out some of Twitter’s reactions below both videos.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 13, 2014
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) October 13, 2014
I’m excited to announce that I am the EP of BURGER ON THE STREET, airing on the BK Network. Sorry, @billyeichner – the check cleared.
— scharpling (@scharpling) October 13, 2014