Billy Crystal And Josh Gad Take Centre Stage In The Comedians

The Comedians

The New FX comedy “The Comedians” features funnyman icon Billy Crystal and up-and-comer Josh Gad in a hilariously smart new single-camera comedy. The series is based on the Swedish series “Ulveson and Herngren.”

“The Comedians” stars Crystal and Gad as themselves in this documentary-style original FX series… about the making of an original FX series. Having pitched his own show idea to FX executives, Crystal is told the only way they’ll do it is if he teams up with the younger, edgier Gad – transforming “The Billy Show” into the late-night sketch comedy “The Billy & Josh Show.” And the cameras are there to capture every uncomfortably funny moment between the unlikely duo.

Rounding out the cast are Stephnie Weir (“MADtv”), Matt Oberg (“The Bourne Legacy”), and Megan Ferguson (“Love & Other Drugs”). Plus, viewers can expect to see an A-list lineup of guest stars throughout the season, including Jimmy Kimmel (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”), and industry legends Mel Brooks (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles”) and Rob Reiner (“New Girl,” “All in the Family,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”). 

“The Comedians” airs Thursdays at 10pm beginning April 9th on FX, followed by the Season 5 premiere of Emmy Award-winning comedy “Louie,” airing Thursdays at 10:30pm.

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