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Difficult people is a situation comedy about two comedians struggling to make it in NYC city. Julie Kessner (Julie Klausner) and Billy Epstien (Billy Eichner) are best friends, native New Yorkers, and "difficult people" who constantly find themselves competing against people who are younger and more market friendly then themselves, if not funnier and more talented. Billy and Julie, while bitter and sometimes cruel, are hilarious and talented inspire of themselves.

While the show spends much of it's time exploring the struggles of these comedies careers, what makes the show appealing is how awful Billy and Julie are in their everyday lives and how horribly they treat the people around them while still being entertaining and almost likable. Julie's live in boyfriend Arthur Tack (James Urbaniak) despite working for PBS, being a vegan, and hating music, is probably not as droll or as deserving of the way she treats her. Likewise, Billy, who is a gay man who seemingly hates all other gay men, is not nearly justified in his hilariously awful treatment of his dates either.

The show also includes Andrea Martin, who plays Julie's mother Marylin Kessler. Despite being somewhat overbearing and self-centered herself, is not as deserving of the criticism her daughter gives her. Other characters include Gabourey Sidibe and Derrick Baskin as the cheery, yet sassy husband and wife owner of the cafe that Billy mostly pretends to work at.

Difficult People is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (28 episodes). The series first aired on August 5, 2015.

Where do I stream Difficult People online? Difficult People is available for streaming on Hulu Originals, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Difficult People on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes online.

Hulu Originals
3 Seasons, 28 Episodes
August 5, 2015
Cast: Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, James Urbaniak, Andrea Martin
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Difficult People Full Episode Guide

  • Billy moves to Los Angeles with Julie's help. Marilyn writes a best-selling memoir, also with Julie's help. Changes at the cafe include a new waiter, and eventually, new ownership. Arthur's office in Florida meets an untimely demise.

  • Julie considers trading her showbiz dreams for a life of happy crafting as Billy sickens of New York City. Arthur is over his job, and Marilyn experiences writer's block. Meanwhile a visit from Lola's sorority may hold the answer to all of their problems.

  • Julie Yes Ands her way into a corner with her former improv teammates and ends up being caught in a significant lie. Billy and Todd can't fall asleep in the same bed together. Meanwhile, Arthur uncovers a secret at work and Marilyn and Matthew bond.

  • Lifelong dreams come true when Julie gets hired to write on a TV show, Micky Dolenz answers Billy's childhood fan letter, and Marilyn throws herself a Bat Mitzvah.

  • Julie and Arthur stumble into sexual roleplay, while Billy worries he's been miscast as a supportive spouse at Todd's work parties. Meanwhile, Julie's dogs become social media stars without Julie's consent, and Marilyn re-unites with a former lover.

  • After cut-rate facial filler leaves Julie's face frozen into a smile, she savors the unexpected benefits. Billy has the opportunity to teach acting after running into his favorite school teacher, and Marilyn wants Julie to freeze her eggs .

  • Alone for the weekend, Julie hires a creepy handyman who overstays his welcome. Meanwhile, Billy feuds with a dickish advertising exec, and Marilyn gets a book deal.

  • Julie decides she has an addiction to her mother, and treats it by joining AA. Billy helps his sister-in-law Rucchel exorcise a Jewish demon from her basement. Arthur experiences frustration in the bedroom and at work, and takes both into his own hands.

  • Julie faces a moral dilemma when she gets cast in Woody Allen's new TV show; Billy and Marilyn scam their way through a government gay conversion therapy program. Matthew's ex-wife comes to town.

  • Having maxed out on antidepressants, Julie faces a family Passover Seder armed only with a meditation app. Meanwhile, Billy gets a gig as a warm-up comic for Larry Wilmore's new late-night talk show and Arthur heads to Florida for work.

  • Julie writes an essay that is optioned for a movie, Billy helps with Matthew€™s wedding. Julianne Moore stars as a development executive. Richard Kind stars as a writer who helps adapt Julie€™s essay. Amy Sedaris and Deborah Harry return as roommates.

  • Julie and Billy jeopardize their shot at becoming fashion elites when Julie gets sick and Billy gets cast as the lead in a children's TV show. Christian Siriano guest stars as himself. Austin Pendleton guest stars as a tightly-wound television director.

  • Billy and Julie get their first famous fan, who helps them try to sell a sketch show to a TV network. Method Man guest stars as himself. Joel McHale guest stars as Billy's personal trainer.

  • On the second night of the @midnight Non-Trademark-Infringing International Competition for Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals™, Jon Dore, Maz Jobrani and Gina Yashere compete for POINTS! and the chance to make it to the tournament finals.

  • As her birthday approaches, Julie learns that she enjoys her mother' company when they drink together, and Billy tries to date a guy he befriended on Tinder. The B-52' Kate Pierson guest stars as herself.

  • When Billy' apartment is condemned, he moves in with Marilyn; a misunderstanding lands Julie a role on a TV show. Rachel Dratch guest stars as a casting director. Abby Elliot guest stars as an Internet executive who offers Billy and Julie a trial job.

  • After Arthur catches Julie watching porn, and Billy' brother moves in with him, Billy and Julie struggle to find alone time. Fred Armisen returns as Billy' brother, Garry. Ken Burns guest stars as himself.

  • When Julie is mistaken as Italian and Billy is mistaken as straight, the two find themselves leading double lives in New Jersey. Mark Consuelos stars as Joey, a gay man eager to teach Billy about gay culture. Mink Stole stars as a patient of Marilyn's.

  • Billy and Julie decide to create their own version of the Ice Bucket Challenge to gain internet fame. Nathan Lane guest stars as himself. America' Next Top Model Winner Nyle DiMarco stars as Billy' boyfriend. Megan Hilty stars as Marilyn' OCD patient.

  • Julie works to impress Jewish TV writers as Billy strives to be his rich boyfriend' kept man; meanwhile, Marilyn makes a video will. Sandra Bernhard stars as a prominent TV showrunner. John Mulaney stars as Billy' boyfriend. Tina Fey stars as herself.

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