Rachel Bloom of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and Billy Eichner of “Billy on the Street” had a similar start — by doing it on their own. They both know what it’s like to have to “beg people to notice,” as Bloom puts it during the fourth season of Variety and PBS’ “Actors on Actors” series. Both comedians started in sketch comedy and transitioned into primetime roles, but how have they handled this newfound recognition?

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The entire interview can be watched when the two-part fourth-season premiere of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” airs June 12 and June 19 on PBS SoCal. Presented by Shopbop/East Dane, the episodes will also be available to stream on Variety.com.