Jake Hurwitz is an American comedian, writer and actor. He was hired by the comedy website CollegeHumor after becoming an intern there in 2006, and has written and appeared in original videos for the website, as well as contributing articles which have been published both online and in print. He also starred in The CollegeHumor Show, an MTV sitcom that ran for one season in 2009. Outside of CollegeHumor, Hurwitz has hosted Myspace’s BFF series.
He is best known as the comedy partner of Amir Blumenfeld: the two appear as humorous and exaggerated versions of themselves in the web series Jake and Amir, with Hurwitz generally assuming the role of the straight man.
December 6, 2020
For our first ever duo reading, we have best friends Jake and Amir! Jack of no trades and master of four, these kind men of HeadGum sit down and take a moment to go over their friendship. Tune in for some peak shenanigananery with these two quaranKings.
February 12, 2019
Today’s Raised By TV special guests are “If I Were You”’s Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld! They reveal their bar mitzvah themes, talk about why the “Cheers” and “Charles In Charge” theme songs were so memorable, and debate which season of “The Wire” was the worst, before sharing their current TV recommendations.
November 13, 2018
Comedians, writers and actors Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld (If I Were You podcast) join Howie and the gang to dip in to the latest charts of the week! We’ll hear about Halsey’s Lil Wayne tattoo, sickening cigarettes, and low-key Ambien adventures while they count down the Top 5 Songs off Billboard 200. Then, Jake and Amir make predictions on the highest grossing American sports films during the Movie Chart, and later they share their top touchstones of Valley culture plus new artist crushes as they dive into the Hot Picks.
July 4, 2018
Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, and Marty Michael, co-founders of the HeadGum podcast network, join Lex on the Wolf Den. The four talk about how HeadGum came to be, and reveal the topic so controversial it almost tore the group apart. Jake and Amir also give their thoughts on how podcasting has affected their careers and comedy in general, and the viability of a million-dollar podcast deal.
December 26, 2017
JAKE AND AMIR from the “If I Were You” podcast are in the studio along with many other guests to celebrate at the big Hollywood Handbook party for the holidays.
April 29, 2016
Comedy duo Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld join the Sklars to discuss their new Vimeo series “Lonely and Horny.” Jake and Amir talk about their work dynamic at CollegeHumor and creating more than 700 videos together. They all break down Quick Hits of the Tennessee Titans’ family movie night being interrupted by an automatic sprinkler system. Later, actor Christoph Waltz stops by to share his love of DePaul basketball and the NBA, specifically New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis.