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Artie Bucco’s Dark Secret

Over in the East Village, Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show, Air America) has been putting on Shoot the Messenger, a weekly live action morning show parody that recently got some love from the New York Times and New York Press. The addition of an interview segment with guests like Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Susie Essman and Chuck D doesn’t hurt matters either.

We stopped by on Monday night, and it was absolutely brilliant. Winstead is fighting the good fight and using the stage to do the kind of open-ended, vitrolic political parody that’s pretty rare nowadays. It has more of a raw edge than, err, certain television parody shows and we appreciate it.

In the clip above, faux-morning show hosts Winstead and Baron Vaughn join Tom Gilroy to find out a deep dark about The SopranosJohn Ventimiglia in a very special episode of Celebrity Predator.

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