Gad and Crystal attend the premiere of "The Comedians". Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFP
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A visit to Billy Crystal's offices, in a bungalow on a historic studio lot, could be intimidating. First, there's Crystal himself, star of screen, Broadway and Oscar ceremonies. Then there are the anecdotes Crystal breezily relates about the likes of – top that!With taping completed on the 13-episode "Comedians," which is based on a Swedish show, Crystal and Gad ("Book of Mormon," "The Wedding Ringer") reunited to discuss their mutual admiration and the project that brought Crystal back to series TV for the first time since the 1977-81 sitcom "Soap".Associated Press (to Crystal): Why was "The Comedians" the right show for you after so long? The fictional Billy, for instance, can be prickly toward the at-times clueless fictional Josh.Gad: We both decided we were going to commit to the essence of playing ourselves and to playing, especially for Billy, playing on audience expectation and projections. Crystal: That's what is so much fun.
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