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The Billy Eichner Comedy Hidden Gem You Can Watch On Hulu

Everybody has spent a lot of time in front of the television over the past couple years, fritting away the hours of lockdown. For many people, a small silver lining amid the horrors of a global pandemic has been the opportunity to finally catch up on their favorite shows (and maybe even get the chance to start watching that one drama about rich people everyone's been talking about). 

However, even though streaming services may feel like an overflowing river of content, many people feel the spring has run dry. Maybe "Squid Game" doesn't seem like your thing, and the idea of rewatching "Mad Men" again makes you want to take a long nap. Don't give up: While not every show worth watching gets the kind of attention that allows it to stand out from the pack, streaming platforms are full of diamonds buried beneath mountains of content. That's why it's thrilling to find a show like the one starring Billy Eichner that is currently taking viewers by surprise on Hulu, an oft-missed gem of a series with a whopping 88% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Difficult People has both heart and high ratings

Many viewers found themselves asking how they managed not to hear about "Difficult People," a daringly provocative 2015 sitcom about two best friends in New York City which stars Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner. One of many shows in a long tradition of comedians playing lightly fictionalized versions of themselves, from Pete Holmes's "Crashed," to Aziz Ansari's "Master of None," "Difficult People" sparkles with the sardonic wit of its leads. The show is streaming now on Hulu.

"Difficult People" has a true rogue's gallery of comedy talent, with appearances from Kate McKinnon, Fred Armisen, and many more legends of the industry, and is executive produced by none other than Amy Poehler of "Parks and Rec" fame.

There's an emphasis on the provocative, but if you're the kind of person who loves a bit of scumbag humor, there's no greater delight than Billy Eichner's comedy. Klausner shines, too. In one particularly memorable scene, she pretends to be Billy's wife so that he can fake coming out of the closet to attract the attention of men who are out of his league. Billy takes the charade a step too far, telling the people nearby that he's leaving her. To save face for him, Klausner exclaims, to a round of applause, "And I'm fine with it!"

If you're in need of a good laugh — and maybe some horrified gasps for good measure — "Difficult People" is hard to pass up.