the need to do it. >> rose: how is biliepstein different from billy eichner? >> billy epstein is more i hope of a three-dimensional character operating in some version of the real world on "difficult people." >> rose: might it spawn new kinds of billy eichner things? >> oh, boy, i try not to -- >> rose: like a -- it could. there might be something like that down the line. >> rose: i'm just free thinking here. >> bring it on, charlie. i need all the help i can get. >> rose: i know. i'm always here. >> i know. >> rose: i'm always here for you. ( laughter ) i mean, might you want to do something to kind of insult comedy like don rickles? >> i think of myself a little different than don rickles. i adore him. he makes he laugh. he's brilliant. >> rose: he's a good person, too. >> i don't know him but i'm sure he is. but i don't think of "billy on the street" as an insult schtick, though that can be an aspect of it. there is snark to it. >> rose: it's almost elevated snark. >> it's a satire of show business and cultural obsessions. >> a satire of obsessions with show business and celebrity.
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