Patton Oswalt regrets going for the “easy laugh” as a young comic

Everybody has stuff they regret saying. That’s probably doubly true if you’re a stand-up comedian and the majority of stuff you’ve said has been in front of rooms full of strangers. But, for a long time, comedians were hesitant to say they regretted any of their old material or thought it was in bad taste. A new…

Comedian Cameron Esposito talks rape jokes, Rape Jokes on The Opposition

Introducing his Thursday interviewee (or “opponent,” as his ironic blowhard calls them), Jordan Klepper mentioned that all the proceeds from comedian Cameron Esposito’s new standup special are going to charity. “Comedy doing good in the world?,” Klepper’s pompous pundit asked incredulously, “I just don’t see it.” But,…

Cameron Esposito’s Rape Jokes offers humor and empathy at a time when they’re most needed

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Cameron Esposito’s Rape Jokes was made for times like these—the comedian and Take My Wife creator said as much in a press release announcing the new special earlier this week. When Esposito set out to start a discussion on consent and sexual assault in the midst of the #MeToo movement, she knew a five-minute stand-up…

Take My Wife radiates with the chemistry of its central couple

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Take My Wife is the only show on television that’s centered on two women who are comics and also lesbians, but that singularity doesn’t make it niche. Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher’s new scripted Seeso series is specific—Esposito and Butcher play, respectively, Cameron and Rhea, two stand-ups in a relationship—but…

Get a first look at Seeso’s Take My Wife series at the Comedy Exposition in Chicago

The Comedy Exposition is an independent festival highlighting all the talented comedians who perform in underground and alternative venues in Chicago and across the country. Organized by stand-up comedians, the 4-day event kicks off this Thursday, and will feature performances from headliners Greg Proops, Marina…

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