"The Comedians" (TV show) is a single-camera comedy series on FX that stars Billy Crystal and Josh Gad ("Frozen," "The Book of Mormon").

In the series, Crystal plays a superstar veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with Gad, who plays an edgier up-and-coming star, in an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes look at a late night sketch comedy show where egos and generations collide. Stephnie Weir stars as Kristen Laybourne, the anxiety-ridden producer behind "The Billy & Josh Show," who frequently finds herself caught in the middle of Billy and Josh's arguments, Matt Oberg stars as Mitch Reed, the show's head writer, and Megan Ferguson stars Esme McCauley, a no-nonsense production assistant.

"The Comedians" is produced by Fox Television Studios. Larry Charles ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Seinfeld"), Matt Nix ("Burn Notice"), and Ben Wexler ("Community," "Arrested Development") are writers and executive producers of the project, along with Crystal. Charles directed the pilot. Josh Gad is serving as producer.

FX's "The Comedians" is based on a Swedish format of the same title from Stockholm-based Efti AB, whose Carl Molinder and John Nordling also executive produce. Mikkel Bondesen and Henrik Bastin also serve as executive producers, with Kristen Campo serving as co-executive producer, via their production company Fabrik Entertainment ("Burn Notice," "The Killing"), which is also producing the project.


Network: FX
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: April 9, 2015
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Fox Television Studios
Efti AB
Fabrik Entertainment

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