Political comedy was in the spotlight at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Saturday morning as industry and other folks turned out for “The Gaggle,” an on-stage opinion talk show created and produced by former festival director Craig Minassian that is being workshopped for potential TV show development.
Comedian Marc Maron and Ana Marie Cox, the Washington editor for Time.com, co-hosted the show with The Washington Post’s Shalaigh Murray, Republican political strategist Mike Murphy and “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver as guests.
“We’re testing it as a TV show and will take what we did here and cut it into a pilot presention,” said Minassian, who has a first-look deal with HBO.
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