We hope we're doing this right... Any mistakes we are making are purely accidental. We will answer anything. Except for questions about "Rampart."

Our videos can be found here: www.jakeandamir.com

VERIFICATION: http://www.jakeandamir.com/post/17236038361/we-are-doing-an-iama-chat-over-at-reddit-com#disqus_thread

Amir: ImAmirBlumenfeld Jake: JakeHurwitz85

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ImAmirBlumenfeld884 karma

Jake got locked out for commenting too much. Anybody know how to prevent that?

engartst633 karma

Amir-Are you scared of what is going to happen in prank war part 9?

ImAmirBlumenfeld962 karma


Forthewolfx1427 karma

I am curious, do the cameras give anything away? Are there any reasons they are there? Also Amir, how did you get on Louie?

ALSO: Big fan, If you couldn't tell from the name. You guys rock!

EDIT: Jake and Amir questions. How hard was it to shoot sneaky? And who wrote the amir rap with the flinstone vitamins?

ImAmirBlumenfeld45 karma

Hey hey! I never saw the cameras in the basketball prank. I didn't think anything of my friend Neil shooting stuff. In the audition tape one I filmed the thing myself. And in the human giant prank... i just figured they were shooting a sketch.

I got Louie just by auditioning... I guess I came across as a "Young Nervous Writer." probably because I was.

ALSO: Thanks!

EDIT: It was hard shooting sneaky... we tried it 5 times in a row and chose the funniest one. Here's a rare picture of the production of it: http://18.media.tumblr.com/BtoOI10C5m10rfxmvfTnwatIo1_400.jpg

And I believe Jake wrote the flintstone vitamin rap. Though maybe we wrote it together.

Arkadii453 karma

Sarah moved on to SNL recently. Do you guys ever consider careers outside collegehumor? If so, what? How long to you see yourselves doing this?

aywwts4142 karma

Aw, Sarah is gone? I was sort of hoping the entire staff of college humor would grow old and die with me and make me feel forever young as some sort of stagnant shoal on the turbid seas of my perpetually fading youth...

ImAmirBlumenfeld307 karma

Hahah, she still comes back occasionally to shoot stuff, but odds are we're not all going to stay at CollegeHumor forever. I hope we all go on to bigger and better things and one day people look back at old CH videos and think "wow, all these people became successfulll... Except whos that tall nerdy guy Pat? I heard he killed himself."

sarigane429 karma

hey jake... dinner tonight???

JakeHurwitz85546 karma

First dinner tonight question! That means we go out with you. You're paying though.

ffunyman415 karma

Oh man. I have so many questions! I'll try to tone down my fanboyism and just ask a few.

What inspired you guys to do an AMA? Have you ever used reddit before?

How far in advance do you finish the videos before you post them?

Favourite movies? Favourite actors/actresses?

And lastly, I've always wanted to visit New York and it's been a desire of mine to get some form of tour of the college humor office and dork out and take photos with all you guys. How unlikely of a possibility is this? Would it be weird?

You guys rock so much!

You gotta learn to be ffunyman

ImAmirBlumenfeld35 karma

My girlfriend suggested it when she saw that Tim and Eric did one. I've looked at Reddit but never posted...

  • we shoot 8 videos in a couple days so some are shot the day before they're posted and some take 4 weeks.

  • Favorite movies: American Psycho, A Few Good Men, White Men Can't Jump

  • Favorite Actors: The actors in my favorite movies.

  • We can't really give tours of the office because it would disrupt the people who actually work here... but if you run into us, say hello! I've never said no to a picture...

JakeSteam366 karma

Amir, have you ever seen Jake naked?

Jake, have you ever seen Amir not-naked?

JakeHurwitz85560 karma

I see him not naked a lot.

ImAmirBlumenfeld587 karma

I think I've seen Jake naked. At the very least his butt.

JakeHurwitz85697 karma

You've seen my dick. Remember when we went skinny dipping in Florida?

ImAmirBlumenfeld347 karma

Does anybody know what this means: "Ask the OPs to provide proof, and upvote those who do!"

Also, is there anything we're doing wrong? This is our first reddit IAmA!

[deleted]230 karma

Just provide proof it's you. The Jake and Amir facebook update about the AMA should do, so you're all set.

ImAmirBlumenfeld480 karma

tight. thanks. how do we get on the front IAmA page?

swedishmousehafia277 karma

How long were you guys working in comedy before you got involved with College Humor?

ImAmirBlumenfeld504 karma

I got involved with CollegeHumor when I was 19. The only job I had before that as working as a tutor.

JakeHurwitz85478 karma

I wasn't at all. I went from working in an ice cream store to being an intern at CH.

YoDawgIHeardULike210 karma

Favorite ice cream flavor?

ImAmirBlumenfeld27 karma

Coffee with Oreos.

YoDawgIHeardULike232 karma

Who would win if you fought each other?

ImAmirBlumenfeld907 karma

Jake. Unless you're talking about Chess boxing. THen it's also Jake.

JakeHurwitz85440 karma


Skyrekon227 karma

Amir: What is Jake really like around the office? Jake: What is Amir really like around the office?

ImAmirBlumenfeld22 karma

Jake is a cool dude with a cool attitude that gets along with everybody. JUST like his character.

CatholicGuy218 karma

No question. But the 8 part girlfriend series was really, really good. I love you guys.

ImAmirBlumenfeld222 karma

Thank you sir.

lemonyellowblack193 karma

Do your off-screen personalities reflect the personalities characters in Jake and Amir or are they just characters?

What are you favorite foods?

Also, you guys are awesome! Keep it up.

JakeHurwitz85405 karma

I think both of us aren't entirely accurately represented in the series. Amir is loud, and goofy and very funny. But he's not quite as dumb as his character.

Also, my character tries to be mature and rational (most of the time) while in real life I'm neither of those things.

steedamustang05167 karma

I asked this on /r/JakeAndAmir awhile ago, no one knew.. what is the deal with shouting "Henry" at random times? It's hilarious and I love it but might there be some reason for it?

huge fan, favorite episode is Celebration followed closely by Shaving. keep up the good work!!!

ImAmirBlumenfeld261 karma

No real reason! Just a funny/random thing to yell. Thanks!

JakeHurwitz85139 karma

It was just a weird thing Amir yelled. Totally random.

gduffs153 karma

Why is Jake so negative in all of the new Jake and Amirs? I loved it when he was more light! bring back happy jake!!!!

ImAmirBlumenfeld257 karma

We'll try! Amir often weighs on Jake...

[deleted]147 karma

How do you guys come up with the ideas for your videos? Are there ever any times where you improvise?

JakeHurwitz85362 karma

We just slip in and out of character all day, and when something makes us laugh we try to write it down. That and sometimes Amir will text me, or I'll text him with a random idea we had out of the blue.

We always improvise when we shoot, but we usually know where the script is going. There's a beginning, middle and end before we start shooting, (most of the time.)


Was working with Ben Schwartz as awesome as I imagine it? Love the videos, keep up the superb work.

JakeHurwitz85225 karma

It was, he's an amazing improviser and a good human being.

EDIT: I also want to mention that Ben co-writes all of the videos we do with him.

allothersnsused126 karma

Amir, be honest. How many of those pranks with Streeter were real? I always was suspicious of the fake-proposal one, but the half-court shot one at the Maryland game has to be one of my favorites of all time. Don't take this away from me...

ImAmirBlumenfeld176 karma

I won't take it away from you, brother.

JezusGhoti111 karma

I've been a fan since the very beginning. I still think the best episode you guys made, and the one that humanizes the Amir character the most, is Amir's Birthday. What episode do you consider to be your best?

ImAmirBlumenfeld160 karma

We have a section on jake and amir which is our best videos... But im not sure which one is the BEST OF THE BEST.

SwissArmyCheese108 karma

How did you get the toy soldier up Amir's nose!?

Or at least the amount of tissue that was up there.

Edit: Thanks for the reply guys!

ImAmirBlumenfeld190 karma

I stuffed tissue in my nose and pulled it out gradually... The toy soldier was trick editing.

JakeHurwitz85162 karma

We just cut away and reloaded his nose every time he ran out of tissue.

bunsmagee107 karma

What color is your underwear? (Extra points if you can answer for each other)

JakeHurwitz85268 karma

I bet Amir's is white.

ImAmirBlumenfeld230 karma

Right now. Blue.

Broojo02103 karma

Are you best friends in real life or just friends? (Or not friends but I seriously doubt that).

JakeHurwitz85289 karma

Amir is one of my best friends.

JabasMyBitch91 karma

Has there been any talk about getting a jake and amir tv show? i think it would be great!

ImAmirBlumenfeld169 karma

We'd love that too!

kirabou87 karma

What do you guys do around CollegeHumor besides filming Jake & Amir?

JakeHurwitz85246 karma

Edit Jake and Amir, write Jake and Amir. Eat cereal.

ImAmirBlumenfeld215 karma

edit Jake & Amir.

rsolow84 karma

Could you explain, in depth, your true relationship with chicken nuggets?

JakeHurwitz85223 karma

Amir doesn't like them! Sorry bro. Had to out you. We thought it would be a funny character trait if Amir's character was obsessed with junk food from McDonald's. And then when we went to stock up for a video Amir said nuggets were the only things he could stomach.

igsky83 karma

Been a fan of you guys for about 3 years now!

You guys have been doing this for such a long time and developed your characters to quite an extent. Do you feel that because of this, brainstorming episode ideas have become naturally easier? (e.g think of certain lines you just know instantly that it's something either of you in character would say)

ImAmirBlumenfeld124 karma

Good question! It's easier to write lines but harder to come up with premises... It's like The Simpsons. Where can they possibly go that they've never been? Sometimes we feel that way writing for Amir. What can he do that he hasn't done yet?

monolithburger82 karma

I once met you Amir in a bar in New York.

My buddy's like: "dude, that's the guy from College Humor" and I said "Yea, I bet he knows nothing about NASA", so I went over to you guys and we had like a 20 minutes conversation about the NASA program.

So yeah, Hi Amir. It's me the NASA guy from 3 years ago.

ImAmirBlumenfeld86 karma

Hahaha. Hello again!

b991878 karma

What episode was the hardest to keep a straight face while filming? Also, who came up with #124 Cockmeat Sandwich Panini style with chips and a free soda. I mean it better be free, I'm eating cockmeat after all.

JakeHurwitz85112 karma

They're all hard. I can't remember now, but maybe it was the Fired DVD commercial, that was one time when I thought we may have to scrap a joke because I can't get through it.

The cockmeat thing was an alley-oop. Most of our jokes are. I think I said cockmeat panini? But Amir added it better be free, I'm eating cock meat. I think. Maybe it's the other way around.

waspygravy74 karma

Can Cousin Leron do an AMA?

ImAmirBlumenfeld83 karma

hahha, we'll ask him.

xander1568 karma

do you guys still have fun shooting the episodes, or has it become more of a job?

JakeHurwitz85150 karma

It's the most fun I have. It's exhausting to shoot 4 in a row sometimes, but it's the hardest I laugh ever, so I know it's worth it.

Skapo66 karma

Favorite thing to do together non collegehumor related?

ImAmirBlumenfeld254 karma


JakeHurwitz85181 karma

We used to run together. We kind of can't do anything together without slipping into Jake and Amir characters though, so in a way, everything we do is CollegeHumor related.

[deleted]64 karma

What is the origin story for Jake and Amir?

It seems like the series is much more personal to you guys than a lot of the other stuff you produce for College Humor.

JakeHurwitz85150 karma

It's super personal to me. But I don't know how anyone else at CH feels about it. We started Jake and Amir by just shooting dumb videos of each other at our desks with cheap digital cameras.

Now we still get to shoot stupid videos, but with way more expensive equipment.

tmeowbs63 karma

Favorite color?

JakeHurwitz85158 karma


tmeowbs60 karma

Favorite shade of green?

ImAmirBlumenfeld451 karma

Blue. Blue is my favorite shade of green

scottykn0ws63 karma

I hope you guys keep doing Jake and Amir forever, but do you have any projects you would like to develop beyond this?

ImAmirBlumenfeld209 karma

We'd like to create a television show.

JakeHurwitz85118 karma

We have aspirations to write for TV and movies, but we also love Jake and Amir and aren't planning on stopping it any time soon.

whalidman63 karma

Jake and Amir it would be an honor to hug you guys!

ImAmirBlumenfeld104 karma


cheesydood61 karma

What's the longest "one take Jake" has spent on a single scene? What was so difficult about it?

JakeHurwitz85112 karma

There have been plenty 20 minute shots that should have taken 2 minutes. No specific one stands out, but pretty much every quick cut episode has one.

jumpstart0258 karma

What was your guys' long term goal when setting out with the series, and what are they now after so much success?

ImAmirBlumenfeld144 karma

Our long term goal was to make as many people laugh as possible. So far so good. There's still billions of people to go though!

SI5257 karma

Amir, any chance there will be more Hebrew in the near future? Maybe for Passover?

ImAmirBlumenfeld153 karma

Ooo good call. Jake and Amir: Passover Seder.

mgzehner56 karma

Favorite Food?

ImAmirBlumenfeld337 karma

Ribs. Or sweet potato fries.


thisaccountismine54 karma

What's your favorite ice cream flavor?

JakeHurwitz85187 karma

Chocolate. FUCK YEAH.

ololitschris51 karma

Who wrote the majority of the "Aardvark rap"? And how did you come up with Ace and Jocelyn?

JakeHurwitz85103 karma

I think the Aardvark rap was collaborative. Hoodie helped.

lovelychica1649 karma

Are you guys going to be doing more of these Q&A things on here in the near future? I really like it!

ImAmirBlumenfeld126 karma

We liked it too! Maybe so. I dunno how Reddit treats multiple IAmA's from the same author...

james_is_lames48 karma

is Hoodie Allen a nice guy?

JakeHurwitz85111 karma

He is. I love Hoodie.

katerina22344 karma

How long were your adolescent awkward stages?

ImAmirBlumenfeld117 karma

I'd say I was a greasy ugly teenager from ages 14 - 19.

JakeHurwitz85101 karma


marhes42 karma

is a doobs 3 in the making

ImAmirBlumenfeld78 karma

I hope so!

JakeHurwitz8567 karma

Not yet, but we are hoping to do one soon. I love Doobs.

lucxsmith41 karma

Are you guys planning another long episode like "Fired!'? Episode was worth the money btw!

ImAmirBlumenfeld71 karma

Thank you! We'd love to make another 30 minute special. That was our most fun thing to shoot.

egotrip40 karma

How much of the videos are actually one-time improv moments that you catch on film?

ImAmirBlumenfeld76 karma

usually 1-2 bits per video are one time improv moments that made us laugh during editing.

cmoran23239 karma

Amir- have you ever eaten a vegetable?

ImAmirBlumenfeld215 karma

is chicken a vegetable?

Vince535 karma

Favorite guest so far?

JakeHurwitz8589 karma

Rick Fox and Ben Schwartz are two of my favorite humans, let alone guests on the show.

Hoodie Allen has been in some of my favorite episodes as well.

ImAmirBlumenfeld82 karma

We love all our guests. How can we choose between Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, Allison Williams, Rick Fox... whos your favorite?

shank102031 karma

Hey guys, huge fan. I watched Fired, so I know a couple of you guys' favorite videos, but I was wondering what is your ALL TIME favorite video and why?

JakeHurwitz8569 karma

I blank every time I am asked this question. I love Prom though, I think I just like seeing Amir in a tux.

Also, the first 12 seconds to Mime still make me laugh.

altqq26 karma

Amir: How did u get the part on Harold and Kumar? U were great!

ImAmirBlumenfeld46 karma

thank you! I auditioned and was fortunate enough to be cast.

Shandyssab24 karma

How often do you get noticed?

JakeHurwitz8566 karma

Not terribly often, but when it happens it's always really fun and exciting. Neither of us would ever be a dick to a fan, so come say hey if you see us!

booger_bear18 karma

What was the longest take you did without laughing?

ImAmirBlumenfeld43 karma

"Music Box" was one uncut take... Maybe that one?

starboardhippo18 karma

I saw an interview where Jake said he was living in LA now trying more acting. Jake and Amir is still obviously filmed in New York. How do you guys film the episodes now? Jake, do you just do Jake and Amir now and have stopped your other collegehumor duties?

JakeHurwitz8533 karma

Pretty much. I fly back to New York for a few days every month to shoot Jake and Amir videos. In LA I spend most of my time on video chat with Amir, working on writing 8-9 videos at a time.