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'Jake & 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 & 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 [...]

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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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.

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