Jake and Amir Talk Ending Their Series and What Comes Next

by Ashley Crossan 3:51 PM PDT, March 17, 2015
Playing Jake and Amir Talk Ending Their Series and What Comes Next

Oh sheesh y'all, twas an ending!

You might want to grab some chicken nuggets because if you haven't heard, after eight years of glorious banter, Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld's beloved web series Jake and Amir is coming to an end.

The comedy duo who created and star in CollegeHumor's longest-running series stopped by ETonline to talk ending the series, chicken nuggets, facial hair, and what’s coming next.

"Eight years seems good because it's like high school and college all rolled into one," Amir told ETonline of ending the series. "Life sort of happens in four year chunks -- so we did two four-year terms of Jake and Amir, now let's see what we do. If we fail this four years, we'll just come crawling back to the Internet."

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The first episode was shot back in 2007, not with the intent to create a full-fledged web series, but as a way to blow off steam and make each other laugh.

"We had no idea we were even making a web series," Jake said. "It wasn't until year one or two when we decided we're going to keep on doing this."

But much to their surprise, the series grew in a massive way over the next several years, ultimately generating more than 500 million views. There have been over 750 episodes of Jake and Amir with celebrity cameos and guest stars including Allison Williams, Rick Fox, Eliza Dushku, Ed Helms – but perhaps the most prominent is comedian Ben Schwartz who has guest-starred in over 20 episodes.

"He's a ball of energy," said Amir. "He's also very positive and nice and friendly. So he'll be nicer to our crew than we are."

But just because the series is ending, that doesn’t mean Jake and Amir won't live on. The duo will continue their weekly podcast, If I Were You, and are even taking the show on the road with a five-show tour in Australia this June along with fellow CollegeHumor alum Streeter Seidell.

The final episode of Jake and Amir will be posted on April 7. Until then, new episodes are posted every Tuesday here.

If you want to know the guys' favorite episodes, Amir's real feelings on chicken nuggets, or perhaps Jake's favorite facial hair styling throughout the years, watch the video above!

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