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‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny on Issa Rae’s Brutally Honest Comedy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny on Issa Rae’s Brutally Honest Comedy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

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HBO’s new comedy ‘Insecure’ is like nothing else on television, and that’s by design. The show is an honest portrayal of two African American women who are best friends just trying to figure out what they want out of life – the kind of characters that can’t just be stereotyped into a certain “type.” Issa Rae created the show (along with Larry Wilmore) and plays Issa, a woman whose romantic relationship is at a crossroads, and whose job at a nonprofit, surrounded by overeager and often clueless co-workers, is less than fulfilling.

Prentice Penny helped adapt and shape the show for television, and built a writers room that reflected the show’s honest and real make up. Penny’s credits include “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Happy Endings” and “Girlfriends.

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