The Comedians: Season 1 (2015)


Critic Consensus: Though The Comedians' material doesn't break any TV molds, the stars' comic abilities push the show over the median with well-earned laughs.


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Air date: Apr 9, 2015
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Josh Gad
as Josh
Stephnie Weir
as Kristen Laybourne
Matt Oberg
as Mitch Reed
Megan Ferguson
as Esme McCauley
Steven Weber
as Jamie Dobbs
Denis O'Hare
as Denis Grant
Dana Delany
as Julie Crystal
Sugar Ray Leonard
as Sugar Ray Leonard
Andrew Secunda
as Andy the cue card guy
Will Sasso
as Will Sasso
Matt Nix
as Car Dealer
Joe Torre
as Joe Torre
Larry Charles
as Larry Charles
Janice Crystal
as Julie Crystal
Dan Gregor
as Dan Gregor
Laura Krafft
as Laura Krafft
Doug Mand
as Doug Mand
Michael Tucci
as Billy's Agent
Cary Mizobe
as Security Guard
Jamila Webb
as Female Network Executive
Ben Wexler
as Josh's Agent
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Critic Reviews for The Comedians Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (21)

Maybe if we all ask very nicely, Larry David will just come back with another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. That's where my thoughts kept returning as I watched The Comedians.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…
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Gad and Crystal have yet to convincingly mesh or clash the way The Comedians needs them to.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…
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Through it all, enough basic Hollywood phoniness shines through to make this a reasonable facsimile of how the sausage is really made.

Apr 9, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Gad and Long Beach native Crystal are a couple of pros who are congenial and sometimes even amusing together. As a team, they are better than the shows -- both the real one and the fake one -- they're in.

Apr 8, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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By giving it their all, the old pro and the young pro generally make The Comedians funnier and more engaging than the premise would suggest. That's showbiz!

Apr 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Crystal and Gad have undeniably strong comic timing, but it's the material here that fails them.

Apr 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The Comedians is more likely to provoke mild, nervous laughter as the characters make what quickly become predictable faux pas.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The Comedians is mostly just scenes of each actor annoying the other.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…

My interest was held by the opportunity The Comedians provides to think about why there's such a widening gap between Crystal's kind of big-gestured, boisterous comedy style and Gad's quieter comedy of sweaty desperation.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…

A fun look into the "other lives" of Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, The Comedians borrows several story elements from series like The Comeback, Extras or even The Office, but it stands out through nuanced comedy and well-formed characters.

Apr 9, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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