Sarah Silverman to Produce Facebook Comedy Series With Group Nine

“Please Understand Me” pits comedians in fake relationships — as they visit real therapists

Last Updated: May 30, 2018 @ 8:23 AM

Sarah Silverman has partnered with Jash, a division of Group Nine Studios, for a new comedy series on the pain and humor of relationships that will air on Facebook Watch, the social network’s nascent video platform.

Each episode of “Please Understand Me” pairs two rising comedians in a fake relationship, and forces them to sit down with a real therapist to work through their fake troubles. “Nothing is off limits,” according to Group Nine, with wacky dating stories, complex sexual histories, and plenty of uncomfortable moments.

Silverman is an executive producer and narrator of the five-part series. The show was created by Ahamed Weinberg (“Comedy Bang Bang”)  and Steven Feinartz (“The Bitter Buddha,” “Trump vs Bernie). Weinberg has also worked with Silverman on her Hulu show, “I Love You, America.”

“Ahamed and Steve have created something I’ve never seen before and I love getting to be a part of it,” said Silverman in a statement.

Two episodes of the show debuted on Facebook Watch on Wednesday, with the next three episodes set to drop on Wednesdays in the weeks ahead. You can check it out here.

You can also check out a brief explainer of the first two episodes below:

“Ismael and Steph”: starring Ismael Loutfi and Steph Tolev. A Muslim and a Christian are placed on this Earth with one ultimate purpose: to jump into things and figure out the important details later.

“Rory and Natalie”: starring Rory Scovel and Natalie Palamides. Two siblings are sentenced to court-mandated therapy after a ridiculous clash over their deceased father’s inheritance.