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‘The Comedians’ Anxiety: Talking With Creator of TV’s Most Underrated Comedy

If I had to make a list of the best new shows of 2015, The Comedians would be at the top of my list. Yes, I know that the show didn’t get the best ratings, and some critics didn’t understand the meta-humor behind an inter-generational comedy duo like Josh Gad and Billy Crystal. But at its heart, The Comedians was able to transcend its high concept shtick and able to get at some of the deepest insecurities of the humor business…all while remaining tremendously funny. Right before last week’s season finale, I interviewed The Comedians show runner Ben Wexler about perception, ratings, and the anxieties of comedy.

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