Hulu comedy series “Difficult People” has been added to the PaleyFest Los Angeles lineup, The Paley Center for Media announced Tuesday. This marks the first time that a Hulu original series has participated in PaleyFest, and the show is the final series to be added to the roster, rounding out the schedule for 2016.
Creator, writer, exec producer and star Julie Klausner will be in attendance, along with stars Billy Eichner, Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak, Cole Escola, and executive producer/showrunner Scott King. The panel will take place Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. PT at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
“Being included in this year’s PaleyFest LA is a huge honor. It’s terribly validating as a creator and artist to be recognized by such an esteemed institution and it’s exciting to get the opportunity to interact with ‘Difficult People’ fans in the excellent company of the teams behind other great shows,” said Klausner. “The Paley Center was one of the first entities to be hip enough, in a sea of navel-gazing film and high art snobs, to realize how groundbreaking, vital and important the medium of television has always been, and to give its creatives their due. Finally, on a personal note, my first job out of college was as a curatorial assistant in the New York office of The Paley Center for Media (then called The Museum of Television and Radio), so to be able to return to Paley as an honored creator, writer and star of an Amy Poehler-produced series is beyond any dream I would have been bold enough to have formed in my twenties. I am so thrilled.”
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the first PaleyFest Los Angeles panel featuring the cast of a Hulu series,” said Billy Eichner. “I’ve had great experiences doing Paley panels for both ‘Billy on the Street’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’ in the past and I’m thrilled to add ‘Difficult People’ to the list!”
Paley Center Members and Citi cardholders can purchase individual tickets for “Difficult People” from today. The show will be available for purchase to the general public on Friday, February 26. Tickets to all previously announced events are currently on sale to the general public via the PaleyFest website.
The rest of the PaleyFest LA lineup includes Fox’s “Empire”; AMC’s “Better Call Saul”; Fox’s “Scream Queens”; ABC’s “black-ish”; CBS’s “Supergirl”; ABC’s “Scandal”; CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory”; AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead”; An Evening with Dick Wolf, with the stars of NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” & “Chicago Med”; and FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel.” The festival runs from March 11-20.