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Hot Takes & Deep Dives

Jun 7, 2021

Jess is joined by television writer, producer and director Page Hurwitz, exec. producer of Emmy-nominated Netflix comedy specials starring Tiffany Haddish, Fortune Feimster and Michelle Buteau. Hurwitz discusses discovering and casting those women (plus Amy Schumer) on Last Comic Standing. Hurwitz also chats about her experience as the EP and showrunner for Rosie O’Donnell’s Oprah OWN talk show and shares her thoughts on why the show ultimately did not live up to expectations. Finally, we go deep on reality television production (she EP’d Tabatha Takes Over) and the role it played in the 2016 election. 
PS: Don't miss the last 10 minutes where Page reveals she is working on a documentary about an insane trip Jess was part of with Kate McKinnon, Julie Goldman & Brandy Howard. 
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