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.