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The Comedians Season 1 is more than just the Josh-Billy show

The newest FX comedy, starring established legendary comedian Billy Crystal and up-and-coming stage and screen star Josh Gad as established legendary comedian Billy Crystal and up-and-coming stage and screen star Josh Gad, sets itself up as more than just a vanity project for its two leads, developing well-rounded characters and making for an entertaining watch.

Louie Season 5: Louis CK returns with fresh cringes

Louie returns Thursday for a fifth season of life lessons and awkward experiences. The loosely structured yet acclaimed FX comedy, given free reign by the network, comes back true to form while still finding the ability to surprise its audience anew. After a Season Four filled with some mini-arcs that missed the mark Season Five returns to the episode model of earlier years, deploying episodes and through lines in a seemingly random order that still finds a way to make perfect sense. The show doesn’t go as far as completely abandoning the abbreviated story arcs CK has come to rely on, but after a stretch of almost looking like a more traditional half hour cringe comedy Louie is back to its old ways.

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