FX has released the first The Comedians trailer for the network’s upcoming comedy series. Billy Crystal and Josh Gad play versions of themselves, and the story finds the two teaming up to star in an FX original comedy series. The clip gives off a strong Curb Your Enthusiasm vibe, though that shouldn’t come as a huge surprise since Larry Charles directed and executive produced the pilot. While this teaser doesn’t go heavy into plot, it’s certainly funny. The show doesn’t look to be as dramatic as Louie, but still has that offbeat silliness that permeates FX’s other comedies like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Wilfred.
I’ll be curious to see how far the whole meta aspect of the series goes and how much Crystal is willing to play with his persona, but for now this first look is promising from a comedic standpoint.
Watch the first The Comedians trailer below. The series premieres on FX April 9th.