Seth Rogen Gives Heartwarming Alzheimer's Speech at Washington

Celebrity News Feb. 28, 2014 AT 2:15PM
Seth Rogen Seth Rogen visited Capitol Hill to talk about his personal experience with Alzheimer's at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing. Credit: J.M. Eddins Jr./MCT/Getty Images

Actor Seth Rogen is a lazy, pot-smoking man-child. We can say that, because that's how he described himself while testifying before elected leaders in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

Though you might think the 31-year-old star of "This Is the End" and "Pineapple Express" was paying a visit to Capitol Hill to discuss the legalization of marijuana, he actually wanted to talk about his personal experience with Alzheimer's at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing.

Rogen and his wife of two years, Lauren Miller, started Hilarity for Charity in 2011 to help educate Americans and raise money for Alzheimer's research after Miller's mother was diagnosed with the disease several years ago at the age of 55.

During the testimony, Rogen proved not only that he's a super supportive husband, but also that he can't help but be funny. Even talking about something incredibly serious and close to his heart, the actor got plenty of laughs, mostly at his own expense. When the "Superbad" star jokingly chided Iowa Senator Tom Harkin -- the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education -- for not seeing "Knocked Up," Harkin retorted: "I want the record to note that this is the first time -- I will wager, this is the first time in any congressional hearing in history that the words 'knocked up' have ever been spoken."

Rogen wasn't the only Hollywood heavy hitter to show up in D.C. today. Ben Affleck met with Secretary of State John Kerry and appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The 41-year-old actor and director spoke on behalf of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a cause that he'd been passionate about for years. He founded the Eastern Congo Initiative, an advocacy and grant-making organization to support the creation of a sustainable and successful society in the impoverished African nation.

Looks like Kerry has seen Affleck's Oscar-winning flick, "Argo."

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