Difficult People

Difficult People

  • TV-MA
  • 2015
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.0  (3,484)

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.

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The Silkwood
10. The Silkwood
September 26, 2017
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.
Sweet Tea
9. Sweet Tea
September 19, 2017
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.
Criminal Minds
8. Criminal Minds
September 12, 2017
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.
Fuzz Buddies
7. Fuzz Buddies
September 5, 2017
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.
Bernie and Blythe
6. Bernie and Blythe
August 29, 2017
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.
Cindarestylox
5. Cindarestylox
August 22, 2017
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 .
Rabbitversary
4. Rabbitversary
August 15, 2017
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.
Code Change
3. Code Change
August 8, 2017
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.
Strike Rat
2. Strike Rat
August 8, 2017
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.
Passover Bump
1. Passover Bump
August 8, 2017
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.
Difficult People
Difficult People

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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 to Watch Difficult People

Difficult People is available for streaming on the Hulu Originals website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Difficult People on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    August 5, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (3,484)