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Corey Ryan Forrester, Drew Morgan and Trae Crowder write and perform together. They wrote a book called The Liberal Redneck Manifesto, which challenges what readers might expect from Southern comedy. Robin Marchant/Getty Images hide caption

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'Liberal Rednecks' Are Killing Southern Stereotypes With Comedy

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Stephen Agyei (left) and Roy Wood Jr. talk about what it takes to make it in comedy. Jeffrey Nicholson/Courtesy of Stephen Agyei; Mindy Tucker/Courtesy of Roy Wood Jr. hide caption

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To Make It In Comedy You Have To Bet On Yourself

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Aparna Nancherla says that making jokes about depression and anxiety injects "a little dose of hope." Shaughn & John hide caption

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Comedian Aparna Nancherla Makes Light Of The Heavy Stuff

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Qui Nguyen wrote Vietgone to tell the story of his parents' meeting at a Vietnamese refugee camp in Arkansas in 1975. Jesse Dittmar/Courtesy of Qui Nguyen hide caption

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'Vietgone': A Sex Comedy About Mom, Dad And Refugee Camps

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Cameron Esposito (left) and her wife Rhea Butcher play married comedians in their new show Take My Wife. Seeso hide caption

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Lucy Loves Lucy In 'Take My Wife'

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Kevin Hart was the most successful comedian last year. He's seen here speaking at the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners in Las Vegas. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon hide caption

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Comedian George Carlin appears at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colo., in 2007 during HBO's 13th Annual U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Inc for HBO/Getty Images hide caption

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George Carlin's 'Stuff' Gets A New Home At National Comedy Center

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Pakistani stand-up comedy pioneer Saad Haroon tests cultural sensitivities between his native country and India in his material. "When it comes to satire, I think as a culture, we kind of struggle with it," he says. Facebook hide caption

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Stand-Up Bridges Decades-Long Boundaries — By Crossing The Line

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Comedian Aziz Ansari says while online dating has its problems, "1 out of 3 people that get married now, they meet their spouse through online dating. So you could look at it like, oh, well, there's an insane amount of love that would not even be there had it not been for these things." Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Aziz Ansari: Talking Modern Love With The 'Master Of None'

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Comedian Ari Shaffir performs at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June in Manchester, Tenn. Shaffir has said fellow comedian Carlos Mencia stole his joke about who would build a fence on the U.S.-Mexican border. Copyright on jokes is difficult to prove, and it turned out two other comedians had made similar jokes as well. John Davisson/Invision/AP hide caption

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Robin Thede is head writer for Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. She's previously been a reporter for E! News, a writer for BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood and head writer for The Queen Latifah Show. Jaxonphotogroup/Courtesy of Robin Thede hide caption

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In The Writer's Room, One Woman Quietly Makes Late Night History

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Director, writer and producer Judd Apatow has both a new memoir and a new movie right now. Trainwreck, which he directed, is in theaters starting July 17 and Sick in the Head was published in June. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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From Early Failures To New 'Trainwreck,' Judd Apatow Gets Serious

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