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Hulu Orders Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner's 'Difficult People' to Series

Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are coming to Hulu. The streaming network announced today that it's given a straight-to-series order to Eichner and Klausner's Amy Poehler-produced pilot Difficult People, which was originally developed as a potential show for USA. In the series, Eichner and Klausner star as "best friends living in New York City with the series centering on their typical, irreverent behavior that lands them in some very awkward situations." Klausner wrote the pilot episode and also will serve as an executive producer alongside Amy Poehler. Production on the full season will begin in early 2015. Said Poehler in an announcement: "I tend to enjoy funny people creating [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Seth Rogen Does 'How Was Your Week'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

How Was Your Week – Seth Rogen

LEIGH: Even if you don't follow Julie Klausner's [...]

Julie Klausner Is the Stanley Kubrick of Cat Videos

Here's a new Funny or Die video written by Julie Klausner, Alex Scordelis, and Jake Fogelnest in which Klausner plays Shula Von Hollow, the Stanley Kubrick of internet cat videos. Maybe some of you will finally show more respect for cat videos now that you know how much work goes into them and how they impact people's lives.

MTV Is Premiering 'Hey Girl,' a New Sketch Show from Julie Klausner This Sunday

This Sunday at 9, MTV is premiering four back-to-back episodes of a brand new sketch show called Hey Girl. Head written by Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week) and directed by Michael Showalter,  Hey Girl is coming from a network with a pretty good track record for sketch comedy (The State, Human Giant) and it features a talented all-female cast that includes Sara Schaefer, Shelby Fero, JC Coccoli, Sasheer Zamata, Ali Wong, Emily Axford, Esther Povitsky, Laura Willcox, and more.

MTV also ordered two comedy pilots for shows called Faking It and Happy Land today.

(via The Comedy Bureau)

Read a Bit of Julie Klausner's New YA Novel

The very funny Julie Klausner has a new young adult novel, Art Girls Are Easy, coming out on e-book tomorrow and in print next month, and Jezebel has an exclusive excerpt from it, which you could be reading right now instead of this sentence if you clicked on that link.

Rachel Dratch, Andrea Martin, and James Urbaniak Join Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner's USA Pilot

A few weeks ago, the USA network announced that they've ordered a pilot presentation (a.k.a. a short pilot) called Difficult People created by and starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner, and now, we're learning more about who else will be in the pilot. The Difficult People pilot presentation has been shooting this week in NYC, and Klausner has been revealing some of the pilot's supporting cast/guest stars via Twitter, including Rachel Dratch, James Urbaniak, Tracee Chimo (Orange Is the New Black), and Andrea Martin as the mother of Klausner's character.

Difficult People, which is being produced by Amy Poehler, stars Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner as a [...]

Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner to Create and Star in a USA Comedy Produced by Amy Poehler

Billy on the Street star Billy Eichner and How Was Your Week? host Julie Klausner are starring in and creating a potential TV show together. The USA network has ordered a pilot presentation (a.k.a. a short pilot) for Difficult People, a scripted comedy produced by Amy Poehler, THR reports. Eichner and Klausner will play two best friends who are comedians in New York City who love pop culture and hate everyone except for each other. Klausner, who is currently writing on Fox's Mulaney, is Eichner's head writer on Billy on the Street. Poehler has guest starred on Billy on the Street, and Eichner had a recurring role on [...]

Watch Julie Klausner Quiz Paul Rudd About Prince

Julie Klausner interviewed Paul Rudd about his new movie Prince Avalanche for Vulture, and as any serious journalist would do, used the whole thing as an opportunity to quiz him about Prince trivia.

Come Join Splitsider as we Talk to Chris Gethard, Julie Klausner and Dave Hill This Thursday

This Thursday at 7pm at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe here in NYC Splitsider is presenting a super fun panel featuring some of our very favorite NYC comedians. Laugh Track: Unconventional Comedy Careers in the Internet Age will feature myself talking to Chris Gethard (The Chris Gethard Show, A Bad Idea I'm About to Do), Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week, Art Girls Are Easy, I Don't Care About Your Band), and Dave Hill (Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident, Tasteful Nudes) about how they've each carved out totally unique niches for themselves in the comedy world, making careers centered around their own comedic [...]

Watch Julie Klausner Visit a Redhead Convention

Here's a video that comedian, writer, and podcaster extraordinaire Julie Klausner made for her How Was Your Week live show, in which she, rocker Ted Leo, and producer Chris "Spoony" Spooner visit a fashion event for redheads. It's the funniest video of a comedian and her friends visiting gathering of redheaded people you'll see all week (I don't know what your week entails; I just figured it was safe to assume).

Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner Share Details About Their Pilot; Hope to Do a 'Funny People' Parody

"We hope one day to do an episode like that movie Funny People, only instead of finding out she has cancer, Julie's character gets some liposuction on her inner thighs. Before the procedure, she decides to take stock of her life because she believes she may die during surgery — so she goes home to try to reconcile with her high-school crush, Seth Friedland."

-Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner giving Vulture some details about Difficult People, the pilot they're starring in and creating for USA.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Merrill Markoe Talks with Julie Klausner

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

How Was Your Week? – Merrill Markoe

ZOE: “I hate to mention you constantly in [...]

Watch Bob Odenkirk Review a Bunch of Bad Local Lawyer Ads

Here's living comedy legend and Breaking Bad's sleazy lawyer Bob Odenkirk reviewing sleazy local lawyers ads with Julie Klausner for Vulture. Odenkirk and Klausner's commentary on the commercials is funny but can't top the ridiculousness of this awesome ad.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Art Girls Are Easy' by Julie Klausner

This week Julie Klausner’s new book Art Girls Are Easy is out and available to be ready by you. Art Girls is Klausner’s second book, following the How Was Your Week host/Billy on the Street writer/Vulture contributor’s 2010 heartache-chronicling memoir I Don’t Care About Your Band. After Klausner announced the novel’s release date in March, Rookie ran an excerpt from of the novel, which takes place at an all-girls arts camp. If you enjoy Klausner's aforementioned podcast or writing, or just like reading about smart young girls, this is a book that you should read.