• First Look: Billy Crystal, Josh Gad in The Comedians on FX (Videos)

    FX has five reasons to get you excited for their new comedy series The Comedians starring Billy Crystal and Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad. They’re not reasons you can express in words but rather visual stimulants. FX Networks released several teaser trailers for the new series which marks Crystal and Gad’s returns to television. Due to premiere in 2015, The Comedians is based on a similar Swedish series about an aging comedy veteran who is teamed up with a younger, edgier comic whose star is on the rise to co-star in a late-night sketch comedy show. The teasers are just as appropriately meta as the show’s premise.

    Billy Crystal hasn’t appeared regularly on television since his stint on Saturday Night Live‘s 1984-85 season. He hasn’t acted on a sitcom since Soap, which ended back in 1981. Josh Gad has ad a couple of false starts as a TV star. He was on the one-season news comedy Back To You alongside Kelsey Grammar several years ago. He starred in the short-lived 1600 Penn after gaining national celebrity as the lead of the blockbuster Broadway show Book of Mormon. Check out the two funny guys as comedians getting ready for a show in these teaser videos for The Comedians.



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