He was hired by the comedy website CollegeHumor after becoming an intern there in , 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. 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. Originally made as a hobby by the pair, the series was later produced by CollegeHumor. Beginning in April , they announced the streaming of their new video series, Lonely and Horny , exclusively on Vimeo. The pair have also hosted numerous live shows, and started the advice podcast If I Were You in Hurwitz has cited the television series Arrested Development and comedian Mitch Hedberg as major influences in his comedy styling.
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Amir and Jake
The duo came into prominence in when they began writing and starring in the web series Jake and Amir. The program would later be picked up and produced by CollegeHumor. It portrays humorous versions of Jake and Amir, where Jake is usually depicted as a sensible " regular guy " and Amir as his annoying co-worker. In , Jake and Amir started the podcast, If I Were You , an advice show where listeners email in questions which are answered in a humorous way.
In the space of a few minutes every week, the duo carved out tiny portraits of co-dependent co-workers: Amir, manic and devious; Jake, the straight man who hid small pockets of insecurity. After eight years, the duo left CollegeHumor last year to strike it out on their own. Hurwitz plays the teacher of a pickup-artist class Ruby attends, and also directed the series. You guys played the same characters for eight years.