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The End, and Beginning, of 'Jake and Amir'

About eight years ago, two boys with a dream and some spare time after work started making short, funny web videos. Those boys were Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld and their little web series, Jake and Amir, grew to become one of CollegeHumor's longest running series, amassing more than half a billion views over some 750 episodes. This week marks the first of the final eight Jake and Amir episodes. I talked to the duo about the evolution of the series, the final countdown, a possible TV series and their plans for the future.

Looking back over the life of the series, what are some of the benchmarks where [...]

It's That Episode: Jake and Amir Take a "Time Out" with 'Saved by the Bell'

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld (CollegeHumor) head to Bayside to check out the episode of Saved By The Bell with a devastating oil spill. Jake and Amir Google Tiffani Amber Thiessen and Mark Paul Gosselaar, discuss meeting childhood icons and call a bunch of "time outs."

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The Final Eight Episodes of 'Jake and Amir' Debut Next Month

Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld's hit CollegeHumor web series Jake and Amir is ending next month. Hurwitz and Blumenfeld revealed the news in a new video posted yesterday, in which they announce that the final eight episodes of Jake and Amir are set to debut on Tuesday, February 17th. Jake and Amir is one of CollegeHumor's longest-running series since it premiered in 2007, and in 2013 it was developed as a potential TBS series with executive producer Ed Helms.

Talking to Jake and Amir About Their Web Series, CollegeHumor, and More

If Facebook Likes, YouTube views and autotuned remixes are to be believed, Jake (Hurwitz) and Amir (Blumenfeld) are two of the most popular people on the Internet. Since 2007, they've been producing their eponymous web series for CollegeHumor, which follows their comedic double act as mismatched cubicle mates through some truly absurd and ironically not-safe-for-work situations.

Over the years, their show has grown up along with the Internet: transforming from a low-budget hobby to a legitimate comedy force. Through their prolific output, they’ve found a dedicated following, created hundreds of truly hilarious sketches and shown every other web series how it should be done.

Tell me a little about [...]

'Jake and Amir' is Coming to TBS with Ed Helms as Executive Producer

After five years and over 600 videos, CollegeHumor's smash hit web series Jake and Amir is finally coming to television. According to Deadline, TBS has put the show into development with Ed Helms as executive producer and Cougar Town's Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger as co-writers, and CollegeHumor's own Ricky Van Veen and Sam Reich will also serve as executive producers. The TBS show will follow "an odd-couple friendship between best friends and co-workers Jake (Hurwitz), the sensible 'regular guy,' and Amir (Blumenfeld), the obsessive oddball. Together they must navigate the cubicles of their workplace, stand up to the corporate man and try to function with their dysfunctional [...]

With Jake and Amir's "Fired," CollegeHumor Tries a New Model for Online Video

Last week, CollegeHumor unveiled "Fired," a 30 minute episode of their popular web series Jake and Amir. The episode was made available both as a $2.99 stream and a $13 DVD that also included outtakes, behind-the-scenes content, commentary, and 10 other Jake and Amir episodes.

I talked to Sam Reich, CollegeHumor's President of Original Content, about why they're trying this new model. "We have no plans to move entirely to the pay-per-view model. Advertising is our bread and butter," he told me. "That being said, we wanted to experiment with making something big and devoid of advertising, and the pay-per-view model was the only way we [...]