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

    9:50 am 6/17/2015

    "['Portlandia' is] mostly for us and for our fans, so when we've done a season of a type of sketch, we just think, 'let's change it up this year.'" Read more

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  2. Jordan Peele: "We Have This Wonderful Thing Called The Race Card"

    9:50 am 6/17/2015

    "Any time you get a note you don't like you go, 'it's a black thing,' and that's the end of the conversation."Read more

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  3. 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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  4. '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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  5. Ricky Gervais on Humor: "There's Nothing Funnier Than Real Life"

    4:43 pm 6/16/2015

    "It's my favorite thing, making the ordinary extraordinary. I think that resonates more, and then the funny is sort of easy."Read more

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  6. Jay Duplass on 'Togetherness' Characters: "Everyone in Our Lives is Fair Game"

    2:47 pm 6/15/2015

    "My brother [Mark Duplass] and I have always been trying to get to a truthfulness and a simplicity about our story telling that is really analogous to life, how things happen in real life."Read more

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  7. "We Reverse Engineered ['Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'] From [Ellie Kemper]": Showrunner Robert Carlock

    2:43 pm 6/15/2015

    We met with [Ellie] and she just confirmed our sense of who we thought she was on screen, and that's a weird thing to be able to communicate and to have any intelligence behind it. And she has a lot.Read more

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

    2:32 pm 6/15/2015

    "[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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  9. 'Modern Family's Steve Levitan: "In The Beginning You Just Have to Fake it, and Look Confident"

    2:16 pm 6/15/2015

    "When I've talked to other writers who have dealt with what they consider to be frustrating showrunners, the number one complaint might be, they're indecisive."Read more

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