TV Review: The Comedians, 1.1, “Pilot”

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““When I found out Billy Crystal wanted to work with me, nobody was more excited than my grandparents.”

If you’ve seen any kind of advertising for FX’s new “inside baseball” comedy series,The Comedians, you’ve almost certainly heard this particular line spoken from the mouth of Josh Gad, one of its leads. The joke appears to be on Crystal, a living legend who is today reputed as an old folks’ entertainer. Turns out that we’ve been had; the joke is really on Josh’s grandma and grandpa, who would likely find the idea of him teabagging their beloved celebrity during a weightlifting session absolutely appalling. The unspoken message is pretty clear. FX didn’t make The Comedians for your elders. They made it for you.” (Via Paste Magazine.)

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