Jake Hurwitz

Jacob Penn Cooper Hurwitz (born August 5, 1985) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and member of the comedy duo Jake and Amir.wikipedia
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Jake and Amir

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Jacob Penn Cooper Hurwitz (born August 5, 1985) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and member of the comedy duo Jake and Amir. He is best known as the comedy partner of Amir Blumenfeld: the two appear as humorous and exaggerated versions of themselves in the web series Jake and Amir, with Hurwitz generally assuming the role of the straight man.
Jake and Amir is an American comedy duo made up of podcasters and former CollegeHumor writers Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.

Amir Blumenfeld

He is best known as the comedy partner of Amir Blumenfeld: the two appear as humorous and exaggerated versions of themselves in the web series Jake and Amir, with Hurwitz generally assuming the role of the straight man.
Now, he is best known for appearing in the web series Jake and Amir with Jake Hurwitz, in which he plays an annoying and exaggerated version of himself.

HeadGum

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On August 1, 2015, Hurwitz and Blumenfeld launched the comedy podcast network HeadGum alongside Marty Michael.
HeadGum is an American podcasting network founded in 2015 by Marty Michael, Amir Blumenfeld, and Jake Hurwitz.

CollegeHumor

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He was hired by the comedy website CollegeHumor after becoming an intern there in 2006, and has written and appeared in original videos for the website, as well as contributing articles which have been published both online and in print.
A series of short sketches about two former CH writers, Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld, who often act out the odd couple act.

If I Were You (podcast)

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The pair have also hosted numerous live shows, and started the advice podcast If I Were You in 2013.
The format of the show consists of hosts Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld reading out questions—or, some episodes, playing audio questions—emailed to them by listeners with problems; usually three or four questions every episode.

The CollegeHumor Show

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He also starred in The CollegeHumor Show, an MTV sitcom that ran for one season in 2009.

Hunter College

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He attended Hamden Hall Country Day School for high school, and Hunter College and New School University in New York City.

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He attended Hamden Hall Country Day School for high school, and Hunter College and New School University in New York City.

Brian K. Murphy

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In 2018, Hurwitz launched Not Another D&D Podcast alongside Brian Murphy, Emily Axford and Caldwell Tanner.
He is also the host and Dungeon Master of the Headgum podcast, "Not Another D&D Podcast" along with Emily Axford, Jake Hurwitz, and Caldwell Tanner.

Webby Award

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The two attended the Webby Awards in 2010, where Hurwitz was awarded for his acting work.
(the Beastie Boys); "Everything you think is true" (Prince); "Thank God Conan got promoted" (Jimmy Fallon), "Free, open... Keep one Web" (Sir Tim Berners Lee), “Holy - Fucking - Shit, Buzz Aldrin" (Jake Hurwitz), and "Holocaust.

MTV

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He also starred in The CollegeHumor Show, an MTV sitcom that ran for one season in 2009.

Myspace

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Outside of CollegeHumor, Hurwitz has hosted Myspace's BFF series. In 2009, Hurwitz was selected as the host of the second season of BFF, a game show produced for Myspace that Hurwitz described as "The Dating Game for friends".

Straight man

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He is best known as the comedy partner of Amir Blumenfeld: the two appear as humorous and exaggerated versions of themselves in the web series Jake and Amir, with Hurwitz generally assuming the role of the straight man.

Vimeo

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Beginning in April 2016, they announced the streaming of their new video series, Lonely and Horny, exclusively on Vimeo. In 2016, Hurwitz and Blumenfeld released an on-demand comedy series called Lonely and Horny on Vimeo.

Sitcom

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Having originally wanted to be a sitcom writer, he "spent a year or two feeling really uncomfortable on camera", but now says he "love[s] it".

The Dating Game

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In 2009, Hurwitz was selected as the host of the second season of BFF, a game show produced for Myspace that Hurwitz described as "The Dating Game for friends".

Fraternities and sororities

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This was the first time he had been hired to appear in a non-CollegeHumor series; he called it "the first time I've been tapped on the shoulder to do anything that wasn't frat boy humor" and said the show's format was "out of [his] wheelhouse".

Tubefilter

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Tubefilter Marc Hustvedt said of the season: "It's a bit of a shame to see the typically absurd Hurwitz stripped of any real comedy purpose and thrown into what is pretty squarely a young, fashion-loving women's chit-chat."

Union Square, Manhattan

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When their offices moved to Union Square, the two were seated across from each other.

Podcast

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On May 13, 2013, Hurwitz and Blumenfeld announced their first new project since Jake and Amir: a comedy audio podcast called If I Were You, in which they give advice to listeners who submit questions.

Miranda Sawyer

Conversely, The Guardian Miranda Sawyer described If I Were You as "a typical example of a comedy podcast" and "amiable enough", but said it contained "far too much laughing", commenting that "New Yorkers Jake and Amir laugh and laugh, giggle and chortle their way around a topic" and "if I wanted stream-of-consciousness waffle with the occasional funny line, I'd listen to [my small children]."

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Conversely, The Guardian Miranda Sawyer described If I Were You as "a typical example of a comedy podcast" and "amiable enough", but said it contained "far too much laughing", commenting that "New Yorkers Jake and Amir laugh and laugh, giggle and chortle their way around a topic" and "if I wanted stream-of-consciousness waffle with the occasional funny line, I'd listen to [my small children]."

Video on demand

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In 2016, Hurwitz and Blumenfeld released an on-demand comedy series called Lonely and Horny on Vimeo.

Why Won't You Date Me?

Some of the notable programs that can be found on the network include Why Won't You Date Me?, Gilmore Guys, and Doughboys.

Gilmore Guys

Some of the notable programs that can be found on the network include Why Won't You Date Me?, Gilmore Guys, and Doughboys.