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Josh Gad pitches 'The Comedians' to 'Frozen's Olaf and more

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The Comedians, the latest original series from FX, stars Billy Crystal and Josh Gad as comedians starring in an FX sketch comedy show—meta, right? The series pairs the legendary Crystal (played by Billy Crystal) with a young up-and-comer, Gad (played by Josh Gad). 

“He comes from more of an old-school mentality of wanting the purity of comedy in the way that he experienced it growing up in the industry,” Gad told EW of the characters, “and I come from more of a take-no prisoners approach in that Apatow age of scatological humor and edgy comedy. And when the two of those things come to a head with each other, there’s conflict.” 

Watch Gad pitch the series which he thinks appeals to just about everyone—even his beloved Frozen character (who apparently has a pretty big ego), Olaf. 

“Olaf would love The Comedians because of all of the references to Olaf in Frozen in The Comedians,” says Gad. 

The Comedians premieres Thursday, April 9 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.