‘You’re the Worst’: Ben Folds to Guest Star in Season 3

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DETROIT, MI - MAY 12: Ben Folds performs in support of his So There tour at The Fillmore on May 12, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.

You’re the Worst has booked musician Ben Folds to play a fictionalized version of himself in Episode 7 of the FXX’s comedy’s upcoming third season.

“[He’s] a potential client for [publicist] Gretchen,” executive producer Stephen Falk shares of the singer-songwriter, who led Ben Folds Five before going solo; he’s also a former judge on The Sing-Off. “But a f—ed up version of Ben Folds.”

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Though Gretchen (Aya Cash) isn’t familiar with Folds (“She doesn’t know who the f— Ben Folds is; I think she had to learn,” Falk laughs), the producer is a longtime fan. “I got really lucky,” he says. “It was so thrilling to have him on…I’ve always loved his music; I go to his shows whenever I can.”

And Folds (who previously acted in a 2014 episode of NBC’s Community) also impressed Falk with his work on the show. “You worry, because acting’s not easy,” he says. “But [Folds] was so great, and so nice and engaged and fun and on top of it and playful.”

You’re the Worst, Season Premiere, Wednesday, August 31, 10/9c, FXX