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  1. 'Silicon Valley's' Alec Berg on HBO: "The Partners Every Other Network and Studio Claimed to Be"

    10:00 am 6/20/2015

    "[HBO is] so helpful. They're so unobtrusive. They're so smart. We have the back and forth but in a very helpful, constructive way."Read more

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  2. 'Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch: "Improv on [This] Show Isn't About Rewriting a Scene"

    12:30 pm 6/19/2015

    "A guy like Zach Woods, who's an incredible improviser, it's all his little improvs that didn't even make it into the show that everyone was like, 'Oh, I know how to write for you now.' And now he's become this very weird guy with a lot of hidden secrets, which has pretty much just come out of him."Read more

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  3. Fred Armisen on 'Portlandia' Inspiration: "It's Never Ending ... So Far!"

    10:30 am 6/19/2015

    He pegs his dream comedy collaborator as Prince, but says he would also love to work with Louis C.K. on "Portlandia."Read more

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  4. A-List Writers From 'Silicon Valley,' 'Transparent' on Embarrassing Scenes Stolen From Real Life, "Crushing Blow" of a Writers-Room Firing

    10:00 am 6/19/2015

    In THR's comedy showrunners roundtable, Kenya Barris ('Black-ish'), Alec Berg ('Silicon Valley'), Robert Carlock ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'), Jay Duplass ('Togetherness'), Jill Soloway ('Transparent'), Steve Levitan ('Modern Family') reveal their most panicked moments on set, why making a movie can help you sell a TV show and why they no longer loathe network notes.Read more

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  5. Will Forte on 'SNL' Sketches: "You Go In Knowing There's a Chance of Total Failure"

    12:00 pm 6/18/2015

    "You do something called 'Fart Face,' you're not expecting it's going to win any artistic awards."Read more

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  6. Don Cheadle on Being Funny: "Making People Laugh and You Laughing Yourself is the Best Feeling You Can Get"

    10:30 am 6/18/2015

    "My mom would say anything. You really can really just say anything, and if it's in the right spirit, it's really bonding."Read more

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  7. Ricky Gervais, Jordan Peele and TV's Funniest Actors on Failed Fart Skits, Louis C.K. Worship and When to Play the Race Card

    10:00 am 6/17/2015

    Six top Emmy comedy contenders — including Fred Armisen, Don Cheadle, Will Forte and Thomas Middleditch — explore the merits of critics (consensus: no merit), the tyranny of political correctness and the humor they don't get.Read more

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  8. 'Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch: "Improv on [This] Show Isn't About Rewriting a Scene"

    9:50 am 6/17/2015

    "A guy like Zach Woods, who's an incredible improviser, it's all his little improvs that didn't even make it into the show that everyone was like, 'oh, I know how to write for you now.' And now he's become this very weird guy with a lot of hidden secrets, which has pretty much just come out of him."Read more

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  9. Don Cheadle: "Making People Laugh and You Laughing Yourself is the Best Feeling You Can Get"

    9:50 am 6/17/2015

    "My mom because she would say anything. You really can really just say anything, and if it's in the right spirit, it's really bonding."Read more

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