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Web Extra: John Early and Kate Berlant Were Dramatic Teenagers

The comedy duo share their favorite clips from "Waiting for Guffman" and explain how it reminds them of their own over-the-top performances.

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Left: John Early. Right: Kate Berlant. The two are in different scenes from their show "555." (Images courtesy of Vimeo.)

Comedians John Early and Kate Berlant are frequent collaborators and have performed together across the country. The duo also has a new Vimeo series, “555,” produced by Tim and Eric’s Abso Lutely, It tells five different tales of Hollywood desperation.

In the audio extra above, John and Kate talk about their favorite moments from “Waiting For Guffman,” how a teenage Kate got rejected by an agent for child actors, and how John threw his back out working at an ice cream shop in high school.

You might recognize John for his role in the acclaimed TBS series, “Search Party.” And he’s appeared series like, “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” and “Broad City.” Kate was named one of Variety’s top 10 Comic to Watch in 2015, and has guest starred on “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and “Transparent.” The two also appeared on our show last month. Listen to their list of favorite moments of Hollywood desperation in their Guest List here. Check out the trailer for “555” below.

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