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Get a sneak peek at Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher’s new TV show

Kris Vire

The Comedy Exposition of 2016 has added a special event to its lineup: an exclusive preview of Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher’s new series Take My Wife, followed by a Q&A with the married comedians.

The show, which is set to debut August 11 on Seeso, NBC Universal’s streaming comedy platform, is loosely based on Esposito and Butcher’s real lives, as their characters are a young lesbian couple who host a stand-up showcase in Los Angeles. (Presumably their characters are also former Chicagoans; we’ll watch to see if that comes up.)

The preview event will be at 5:30pm Saturday, July 23 at the Hideout, with the Q&A following the screening to be moderated by A.V. Club senior editor Marah Eakin. The event is free to attend, but Comedy Expo passholders will be given guaranteed entry, after which it’s first come, first served. Butcher plays a headlining set later that night at the Hideout, at 10:30pm. Butcher’s debut comedy album, titled Butcher, comes out August 19 on Kill Rock Stars. Esposito’s first standup special, Marriage Material, premiered on Seeso in March. The Comedy Exposition runs July 21–24 at various venues.

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