TV Review: Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner are delightfully Difficult People

“God, I hate the sound of children laughing,” Julie (Julie Klausner) says while sitting in the audience of a Broadway production of Annie. That line defines Difficult People, Hulu’s funny new series co-created by Klausner and Billy Eichner, who star as self-absorbed, generally terrible people. They’re the type who can sit in a Broadway show made for children and complain that children are in attendance. Billy and Julie are a unit and everything else is an affront to their delicate sensibilities. Playing unsuccessful versions of themselves—Eichner’s character is a waiter/performer, while Klausner’s recaps Bravo shows—they view the world through a lens of bemused disgust. How come everyone else is more famous than they are? How come no one else is as excellent as they are? How come no one else gets it?

In the third episode, “Pledge Week,” Billy goes on a date …

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