Get ready to love Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner as much as I do…
Henry Gilbert here, the host of Cape Crisis, member of the Laser Time Patreon, and I likely wouldn’t be the professional podcaster I am today if I wasn’t a huge comedy nerd. Loving Mr. Show pulled me into Comedy Bang! Bang!, which lead me to a million other shows, including Julie Klausner’s How Was Your Week, which also introduced me to the intense cattiness of Billy Eichner and Billy on the Street. And next week the two will premiere a comedy series on Hulu that I’ve been waiting over a year to see. Take a look at the first trailer below and see if it doesn’t fill you with similar excitement.
The show seems fairly autobiographical for the pair of real life best friends struggling to make it in entertainment. So many great one-liners come from Klausner and Eichner’s reactions to everyday people, though as an overly nostalgic blogger, I shed a little tear over the “Remember Full House?” bit. On top of that, the trailer is full of some of my favorite people, including Amy Sedaris, Kate McKinnon, Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak, Martin Short, Debbie Harry, and Gabourey Sidibe.
I’ve been a Hulu subscriber for awhile, mainly for the easy access to regular TV shows and not their exclusives. This is the streaming service’s first original series that has really pulled me in. It looks like the new, mean-spirited sitcom that my cynical heart was waiting for. Unlike Netflix’s binge style, a new episode will post on Hulu each week, so give the first one a look when it goes live August 5.