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CollegeHumor’s ‘Jake And Amir’ Coming To TBS With Ed Helms Producing

19 December 2013 8:04 AM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

CollegeHumor's odd couple is taking a crack at TV. Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld, who star in the massively successful web series Jake and Amir, are adapting their brainchild for TV with an assist from Ed Helms. Hurwitz and Blumenfeld, who both write for CollegeHumor, will pen and star in the series, with CollegeHumor and The Daily Show/The Office/The Hangover funnyman Helms producing. As in their web series, the two leads will play coworkers and best friends who must work together to successfully navigate their crazy workplace. CollegeHumor has released new episodes of Jake and Amir regularly since 2007, making it one of the longest-running scripted series on the web. The duo's shtick, which depicts Jake as a straight man and Amir as his slightly unhinged coworker, has proven quite durable. New episodes regularly draw hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and many more on the CollegeHumor website. »

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TBS Bringing Jake and Amir to TV with Ed Helms Producing

19 December 2013 5:53 AM, PST | | See recent news »

If you’ve grown up on the internet like me, chances are you’ve seen a few, a few dozen, or a few hundred of Jake and Amir videos in your time. The hilarious CollegeHumor series has produced 600 episodes to date racking up a half billion views. Now, it seems their hard work has finally landed [&hellip

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YouTube Comedy Week, day 3: Doc Brown, Jamie Oliver – and Adrian Chiles?

22 May 2013 6:13 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

After a muted response to day two of YouTube's comedy-fest, can Doc Brown and Jamie Oliver raise anything more than a smile?

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You weren't much taken with Tuesday's crop of comic songs and sketches on YouTube Comedy Week, which included Sarah Silverman's duet with and a fairly broad Mumford and Sons takedown. And I don't expect doubters to be won over by what's appeared on Comedy Week since then. Most of the content is fine if its ambition is to raise a smile among office clockwatchers ("Hi, I'm Grace Helbig and you're watching Comedy Week," runs the trailer; "why aren't you doing your work?"), but I've not spotted anything must-see as yet.

There are plenty of UK-focused videos on day three, including one featuring Ricky Gervais's recent sidekick, the comedy rapper Doc Brown. Brown – Aka Ben Smith »

- Brian Logan

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