Seth Rogen reveals funny way he turned down Paul Ryan photo

Seth Rogen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, courtesy of CBS
Seth Rogen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, courtesy of CBS /

On The Late Show, Seth Rogen told Stephen Colbert about the awkward time Paul Ryan approached him for a photo, and the brutal way he turned it down.

Comedy actor Seth Rogen loves interacting with fans, but there are certain lines he won’t cross. Namely, if he doesn’t like the person attempting to take a photo with him, Rogen isn’t going to simply grin and bear it. He might not only refuse the photo, but may have some choice words for you as well.

That’s something House Speaker Paul Ryan had to learn first hand.

On Friday’s Late Show, the comedian appeared as a guest for a chat with Stephen Colbert. In the interview, Rogen tells Colbert about a time when he was invited to a summit by Mitt Romney. There, he was approached by teenagers informing him that their father really wanted to meet him. Rogen turned to see the aforementioned patriarch, who was none other than Paul Ryan.

“I tensed up, and I didn’t know what to do,” Rogen says of the bizarre moment. After Ryan and Rogen shook hands, Ryan asked for a photograph of the two of them together, at which point Rogen retorted, “No way man!”

And that wasn’t all. According to Rogen, he told Ryan, “Furthermore, I hate what you’re doing to the country at this moment, and I count the days ’til you no longer have one iota of the power that you currently have!” Rogen did say he was conflicted to have to tell Ryan these things in front of his kids, but as he told Colbert, the people in the movies or shows they’re watching probably don’t care for Ryan. “Unless they’re watching Roseanne reruns, or something like that,” Rogen adds.

You can watch the interview below.

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Colbert’s interviews are always bound to have hilarious moments like these. For more, be sure to tune in when The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.