Satisfyingly shameless. Remorselessly ridiculous. Delightfully discourteous. This is how I would describe Hulu’s Difficult People. Creator and executive producer Julie Klausner’s brand of brash observational comedy is fresh, self-aware and expertly executed. The proverbial cherry on top is her kismet partnership with Billy on the Street’s Billy Eichner, with whom she also partnered on the aforementioned program, where she serves as both head writer and executive producer. As evidenced by the fruits of their collaborative labors, Klausner and Eichner create material that not only points a crass finger at the very business they’re in, but also gracefully walks the fine line between being cleverly satirical and blatantly offensive. With the third season of Difficult People having recently premiered, this devilish duo seems to have done what many showrunners fail to do by this point: outdo themselves altogether.
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