THE COMEDIANS -- Pictured: Stephanie Weir as Kristen Laybourne. CR: Frank Ockenfels/FX

On April 9th FX will premiere a new show called “The Comedians.” The show stars Billy Crystal, who plays a comedy legend who is reluctantly paired with Josh Gad, an edgier up-and-coming star, in an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes look at a fictional late night sketch comedy show where egos and generations collide.

Stephnie Weir stars as “Kristen Laybourne,” the anxiety-ridden producer behind The Billy & Josh Show who frequently finds herself caught in the middle of Billy and Josh’s arguments, Matt Oberg stars as “Mitch Reed,” the show’s head writer, and Megan Ferguson stars as “Esme McCauley,” a no-nonsense production assistant. Together they spend most of their time managing the egos of their two stars and the generational divide that keeps them from ever fully seeing eye-to-eye.

THE COMEDIANS -- Pictured: (L-R) Josh Gad as Josh, Stephanie Weir as Kristen Laybourne. CR: Ray Mickshaw/FX

Weir was born and raised in Odessa, Texas, but started up her career after moving to Chicago and performing on stage in the city with theater companies that include The Second City Main Stage, The Goodman Theatre and ImprovOlympic.

Many of Weir’s fans know her from “MADTV” where she had a wide range of colorful characters she played on the hit Emmy® Award-winning show. Some of her additional television credits include “Big Day,” “Modern Family,” “Weeds” and the animated series “King of the Hill.”

Weir also did some writing for shows such as “Wright vs Wrong” and “Counter Culture” for ABC. She has also served as a Consulting Producer on FOX’s “Raising Hope” and CBS’ “The Millers.”

Click here to check out my interview with Stephnie about “The Comedian,” her time on “MADTV,” and more.

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