Comedian Seth Rogen appeals to U.S. Senate to end Alzheimer's

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Actor and comedian Seth Rogen spoke Wednesday before the Senate to appeal for more research funds to help treat and cure Alzheimer's disease.

"Thank you for the opportunity to testify today and for the opportunity to be called an expert in something, because that's cool," Rogen began. "I don't know if you know who I am, Chairman. I know you never saw "Knocked Up," which is a little insulting."

Sen. Tom Harkin's response: "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."

The comedian also joked that he was at the hearing Wednesday because he was a fan of political television drama "House of Cards."

Rogen spoke about how the degenerative brain disease has impacted his life. His future mother-in-law was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's a year after he began dating his now-wife, Lauren Miller.

Rogan and a team of friends and fellow comedians started Hilarity for Charity in an effort to raise awareness and funds for research for Alzheimer's Disease.

"That's right. The situation is so dire that it caused me, a lazy, self-involved, generally self-medicated man-child to start an entire charity organization," Rogen said at the Senate hearing.