A veteran comedian is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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 Billy Crystal (13 episodes, 2015)
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 Josh Gad (13 episodes, 2015)
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 Kristen Laybourne (13 episodes, 2015)
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 Mitch Reed / ... (13 episodes, 2015)
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 Esme (13 episodes, 2015)
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 Sketch Actor Clayton (7 episodes, 2015)
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A veteran comedian is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show.

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9 April 2015 (USA)  »

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Steven Weber, of "Wings" fame, plays the uncredited role of the transgender director Jamie in the first two episodes. See more »

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Version of Ulveson & Herngren (2005) See more »

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Excellent, awkward Mockumentary
8 May 2015 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The legendary Billy Crystal and the always funny Josh Gad come together in this fine new FX Comedy about fictionalized versions of themselves in a Faux-Documentary style - ala Parks and Recreation or The Office.

It's a bit like Curb Your Enthusiasm in terms of style and delivery, but the Mockumentary outfit gives them lots to play with and despite the fact that the story is about these two actors forced to work with each other on a Sketch-Comedy show, who clearly hate each other in the beginning, it's not hard to see that they have a nice chemistry and overall dynamic.

Billy plays himself in a grounded, but arrogant kind of way, which beautifully plays off of Josh Gad's overly friendly, but very awkward character. The dialog is well written and the delivery by Crystal and Gad is pretty flawless, it definitely suits the material.

The Comedians is by no means a masterpiece and certainly not for everyone, but it's funny and interesting enough to keep your attention if you give it an honest chance. I watched all episodes so far and I really enjoy it, I highly recommend the show to all fans of the Mockumentary genre and/or the actors!


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