Prentice Penny on 'Insecure'


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Larry weighs in on testing positive for COVID-19, the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection, the great Sidney Poitier, and the Amhaud Arbery verdict. He's then joined by Prentice Penny to talk about his journey from being a young writer inspired to work in television through a chance intervention at NYU (29:00) to navigating the industry as a prominent Black producer and showrunner (31:40). Prentice and Larry then offer valuable insight into what it takes to be a successful writer in show business (39:17) before discussing the HBO show 'Insecure' (54:59), his working relationship with the show's lead Issa Rae, (1:04:05) and Prentice's favorite memories from his time working on the series. (1:15:32) Finally, Larry shares some of his experiences working on the 'Bernie Mac Show' (1:21:19) and Prentice looks forward to his career after 'Insecure'.

Host: Larry Wilmore

Guest: Prentice Penny

Producer: Kaya McMullen

Production Assistant: Chris Sutton

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