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<p>Anders Holm, Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson are the hard partying, 9-to-5-working post-college graduates in Comedy Central's "Workaholics."</p>

Anders Holm, Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson are the hard partying, 9-to-5-working post-college graduates in Comedy Central's "Workaholics."

Hair regimens, hard partying and Pierce Brosnan ... oh my! Comedy Central's "Workaholics," starring Adam DeVine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson of the group Mail Order Comedy, seem to perfect the hungover persona of 9-to-5 office workers, but in reality, they're practically the same.

"Workaholics" is a scripted show following the antics of three guys just out of college who are telemarketers that live and work together.

"I think we draw a lot of the stuff from real life," Anderson said. "We gotta juice ‘em up for TV a little bit. I think that's what makes the characters seem real because we kinda take stuff from real life."

The Avenue got the opportunity to participate in a phone conference call with the guys from the hit series, and we learned a thing or three.

The Secret to Luscious Locks

Anderson, who is recognized mainly by his large, borderline afro-esque curly hair, also says there is a secret to keeping his locks "luscious."

"I think at some point I did have some vitamin that I was taking, because I heard it would make my beard grow, but that didn't really work out," he said. "It may have had some effect on the hair on my head though. But other than that, it's pretty much shampoo when I remember, and then let it dry via driving around in my Jeep."

Same Comedy, Same Setting, Different Influences

When it comes to filming their half-hour show, which airs on Comedy Central Tuesday nights at 10:30, there is a mixture between script and sketch.

"We like to get loose; Kyle [Newacheck, the director] lets us come off the leash a little bit," Holm said.

But even though the show departs a little from the typical office-set entertainment, it is on par with its predecessors.

"It's the exact same. It's ‘Office Space' meets ‘The Office.' There's an office, there's people in the office working, and they love to use staplers," Holm explained.

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Unlike other sketch comedies sticking to a strict comedic formula, the group's influences come from a wide variety of funny faces, such as "Curb Your Enthusiasm"'s Larry David or the rowdy guys from "Jackass."

Pop Culture at its Best and Worst

As for pop culture, the ‘Holics seem to debate over their favorite figures. Holm recently created a buzz around singer Amy Winehouse's death at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, saying that he "didn't care."

Anderson justified his publicized remark with a simple explanation: "She died during Comic-Con, and that's our drunkest week, so when you ask questions, you might get weird answers."

Apart from musical figures, the group agrees on which actor portrayed James Bond the best.

"Pierce was pretty damn good ... and he's in ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,' so that's tons of brownie points for me," Anderson said.

Whether it's pop singers or perfect hair, the Workaholics exemplify the typical college lifestyle: partying hard and cracking jokes about life.

Catch their show on Comedy Central every Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. following "Tosh.0."

Anders Holm, Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson are the hard partying, 9-to-5-working post-college graduates in Comedy Central's "Workaholics."

Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Adam DeVine star in Comedy Central's "Workaholics."

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