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Episode 22: Larry Wilmore

over 6 years ago

There are a handful of people in this business who can do it all and Larry Wilmore is one of those people. He has not only created successful shows on his own, he has written for every genre known to television comedy, acted on "the TV" and in "the movies", written a book with another one on the way, and... he can sing! (I think. Not totally sure about that last one.) His impressive list of TV writing credits include “In Living Color,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, “The Jamie Foxx Show", and "The Office". And he co-created the animated show “The PJs” with Eddie Murphy and the award winning "The Bernie Mac Show." In this jam-packed episode, Larry discusses all of those experiences as well as giving away a few of his formerly best-kept secrets on successfully pitching to networks. There's gold in this here episode, and I command you to dig it!

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