Emmy spotlight: Comedy Central’s ‘The Other Two’ skewers showbiz with surprising sweetness

Comedy Central has been an Emmy magnet when it comes to variety series like “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report,” “Key and Peele” and “Inside Amy Schumer.” But ironically, the network with comedy in its name still hasn’t been nominated for Best Comedy Series. This year the cable outlet could be a contender for “The Other Two,” which is about a show business world voters will recognize but treats that world with an affectionate wink instead of a sneer.

Showbiz shows have been popular at the Emmys, including three-time Best Comedy Series champ “30 Rock” (2007-2009), reigning Comedy Series winner “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (2018) and Comedy Series nominees “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Master of None,” “Atlanta,” “Glow” and more, which focus on characters in or around the entertainment industry. In much the same vein, “The Other Two” stars Helene Yorke and Drew Tarver as underachieving siblings Brooke and Cary Dubek,

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