Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner’s ‘Difficult People’ goes to Hulu

The Amy Poehler empire continues to expand. Poehler received a straight-to-series order from Hulu for the Billy Eichner-led comedy Difficult People. Difficult People comes from the Billy on the Street host and his head writer Julie Klausner. The two also star in the series as best friends and struggling comedians living in New York City who land in some awkward situations (sounds similar to another project from executive producer Poehler).

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Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner join forces for USA Network comedy series

Amy Poehler hopes to make Fuse host Billy Eichner a sitcom star at the USA network. The Saturday Night Live alum has signed on to executive produce Difficult People, created by and starring Eichner. USA wants a pilot presentation from the show about two best friends and frustrated comedians in New York City who love pop culture and hate everyone else. The sassy comedian created the show with longtime friend Julie

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Julie Klausner welcomes Paul F. Tompkins, Fred Armisen, cats and more to live podcast taping

If you showed up at the Bell House in Brooklyn last night for the live taping of writer and comedienne Julie Klausner’s How Was Your Week? podcast expecting Teddy Leo, cat photos, the JCPenney Facebook page, drunk Maya Angelou, the most hated man on Billy Eichner’s iPod (aka, Chubby Checker), a taped bit starring Jackée, and a spirited discussion of who should be cast in the all-black remake of Steel

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