Usually when we spot the cast of Difficult People, it’s because they’re filming on the corner of East 7th and First Avenue, but Friday evening we caught them on stage at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, talking to Patton Oswalt during PaleyFest. And good thing we did– they played a sizzle reel showing some highlights from season two, and then, during the q&a, proceeded to drop even more spoilers. Read ahead if you’re dying to see what’s on deck when the funniest portrayal of NYC narcissists since Seinfeld returns to Hulu in July.
Oh, joy! San Marzano has once again transformed into D’s Cafe, workplace/hangout of Billy Eichner in Difficult People. Our fave Hulu original is shooting on the corner of East 7th Street and First Avenue, and returns to the small screen later this year. According to Eichner’s Facebook feed, Debbie Harry, Amy Sedaris, and Julianne Moore (an alum of Billy on the Street, which got picked up for a fifth season last month) are all lined up for season deux.
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show Difficult People filmed on East 11th Street in January and at San Marzano in February. Now the first two episodes are up on Hulu, and they’re just the sort of acerbic brilliance you’d expect from the guy behind Billy On the Street. Turns out, San Marzano (or D’s Cafe, as it’s called on the show) is where Billy works as a waiter while trying to hack it as an actor/comedian, with Gabourey Sidibe (aka Precious) playing his boss. Appropriately, East Village denizen Rachel Dratch of SNL makes a cameo as a customer.
Two comedy shows are taking this yucky weather and adding still more yucks. As in… laughs! Ok, fine, that was weak. What we’re trying to say is that Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner’s new show, Difficult People, has temporarily turned San Marzano, on the corner of East 7th, into D’s Cafe, as you can see here. Meanwhile, just a couple of blocks down Second Avenue, Inside Amy Schumer has returned to the East Village. If you’ve always wanted to be on one of her HBO Real Sex-style man-on-the-street segments, sorry, there’ll be no stopping and chatting in this frigid weather: they’re shooting indoors, at Kingston Hall.
Looks like Louis CK might be coming back to the East Village — a sign near the corner of East 12th Street and Third Avenue indicates that his production company, Pig Newton, will be filming here next Wednesday. The new season of Louie starts April 5.
Earlier this week, the comic sent fans a self-described “very long email from Louis CK,” about his new stand-up special and his love for comedy clubs like (in the Village) the Comedy Cellar, Boston Comedy Club and the Village Gate. It’s worth a read if you’re a comedy nerd, so we’ve pasted it below.
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