It’s hard to think of anyone more qualified than a comedian to shed funny light on the painful process of enduring a friendship breakup. Luckily, with the launch of the new web series Seeing Other People, we get not one comedian, but four of them to mend our broken hearts while tickling our funny bones.
The brainchild of writers and actors Brooke Van Poppelen and Giulia Rozzi (who co-star alongside Patrick Hosmer and Tommy Pope, who you may remember from the 2012 New Faces lineup at Just For Laughs), Seeing Other People is a six-part slice-of-life comedy about what happens after getting dumped by that other couple you and your significant other were besties with. Each of the actors plays an eponymous character, with Van Poppelen and Hosmer portraying the couple that does the dumping, and Rozzi and Pope acting as the couple on the receiving end of the dreaded “it’s not you, it’s me/us” hackneyed line. As the series progresses, you can’t help but begin feeling for both couples, as each tries repeatedly (and unsuccessfully) to replicate the platonic spark shared among the former foursome. But oh, is watching them attempt to move past the jilting ever uproarious. Check out the pilot episode below; if you don’t find it to be as funny as we say, this relationship is totally over!