USA developing Billy Eichner comedy from Amy Poehler
You can shout out on the street: Billy Eichner is set to star in a comedy pilot presentation for USA Network. The forceful comedian, who hosts Fuse’s renegade pop culture game show Billy on the Street, will join forces with his Street head writer Julie Klausner for Difficult People, a scripted comedy in which the pair will play struggling comedians in NYC who love pop culture and hate everyone but each other. Klausner, who also hosts the podcast How Was Your Week?, will write the Difficult People script and serve as co-creator with Eichner, who tweeted about the project today.
Difficult People also boasts a familiar executive producer: Amy Poehler. The Parks and Recreation actress and Eichner have teamed up before, as she has popped up on Billy on the Street, while Eichner has a recurring role on Parks. Poehler has been expanding her role behind the camera in Hollywood, as she is serving as executive producer of the Comedy Central series Broad City and the NBC pilot Old Soul, which stars Natasha Lyonne.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.