TODAY | March 11, 2014
>>> the streets of new york city. comedian billy ikener is certainly one of the most noticeable. and is you have this story.
>> noticeable is one way to put it. yes, billy ikener has new yorkers walking around with their heads on swivel. i could tell you, but it's much funnier to show you.
>> my friend is obsessed with you.
>> o shut up.
>> he is high-energy. in your face.
>> name a singer that doesn't exist. go.
>> george -- holiday.
>> yes! correct. george holiday. what kind of music does he sing?
>> classical. he doesn't sing.
>> he doesn't sing. he's not a singer, is he?
>> he gives true meaning to the word ambush.
>> miss, for $1, true or false!
>> comedian billy ikener hosts "funny or die" where he targets unsuspecting pedestrians. pressing them for quick answers to his trivia questions.
>> name a movie. go.
>> that's a store.
>> and for $1, hide.
>> hide. yes, yes! let's take it. take it. keep hiding.
>> sometimes he gets celebrities in on his act.
>> sir, do you want to sing christm christmas care ols to meet amy poehler ?
>> do you know her?
>> be careful. you could be next.
>> you know me.
>> yeah, you know her.
>> you know me! you know me!
>> " streets of new york " got a whole lot more dangerous since that man arrived.
>> what's up, guys?
>> this is the host.
>> name a person!
>> carson can't name anyone.
>> give us $1.
>> what are we doing, playing a game?
>> you know what's funny?
>> al doesn't care.
>> you came in overnight. you hadn't slept. always worried about your energy level . okay. so lots to show this season. the guest list this year in terms of celebrities is outrageous.
>> it's great! we've got neil patrick harris , amy poehler , seth myers . lindsey lohan , olivia wild . a lot of good people on the show.
>> this happens on the streets of new york . people can be a little bit unusual here. how many times have you run up over the three seasons of the show, run up to someone and gotten slapped or something like that?
>> i once got slapped in the face by an old lady for a question i cannot repeat on morning television.
>> in other words, you deserved it.
>> i love when people hit me.
>> you said if the camera was on you, you would run away .
>> i would never talk to me.
>> are you shocked when people do then?
>> you know, it's new york. people have a good sense of humor. they're good sports. and sometimes people like being on tv.
>> you have a quiz for us.
>> i do, okay. this is a game we play on the show. here we go. here's the first question. are you guys ready?
>> who was the winner of the 2011 mark twain prize for american humor . mark twain , will ferrell , ma lannia trump?
>> will ferrell !
>> you are correct! here we go. 50 cent start in which film based loosely on his life. " 8 mile ." "get rich or die trying ".
>> i'm not done! c., " love actually ". d., "mr. peabody and sherman."
>> "get rich or die trying !
>> is there a celebrity you're obsessed with you haven't had a chance to go?
>> i have an ongoing thing about meryl streep on my show. oh my god! kathie lee ! yes, kathie lee ! oh, my god.
>> i'm so thrilled to have a fan.
>> this is an honor!
>> give her a question.
>> okay. you want a question?