Interview: Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld of College Humor and the advice podcast If I Were You

Posted by: Ian Bawa  //  February 28, 2018 @ 5:54pm

Filed under: Kinda Sorta Maybe Like a Podcast

Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld are the writers, actors, and editors behind the award-winning webseries Jake & Amir, which began while the pair were writers at College Humor. Besides its immense popularity online, their series also appeared on television on MTV's The CollegeHumor Show. In 2013, they started an advice podcast called If I Were You, and over the years, they have done special live recordings of the podcast around the U.S.

Now they're bringing the podcast north of the border to Canada, with live recordings in Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver. In advance of these shows, I spoke to the comedy duo about the questions they choose to give advice on, where new segments developed from, if their current Vimeo series Lonely and Horny, and what audiences should expect going to a live recording of If I Were You.

If you're in Winnipeg, Calgary, or Vancouver, be sure to check out Jake & Amir live! Ticket info is available at hahaha.com/jakeandamir.

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Tags: Jake & Amir, Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, If I Were You, podcasts, advice, College Humor, Lonely and Horny, Just for Laughs, comedy

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Ian Bawa is a filmmaker from Winnipeg, Manitoba. You can follow him on Instagram at @ianbawa.

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