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The Real-Life Lovebirds of 'Take My Wife' Talk Marriage, Ambition and Love Scenes

The Real-Life Lovebirds of ‘Take My Wife’ Talk Marriage, Ambition and Love Scenes

What happens when two comedians say, “I do?” Naturally, the lines of home and work become a little bit blurred. At least that was the case for Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher: One month after exchanging vows, the two budding comics tossed their honeymoon plans aside, teamed up with Seeso and dived headfirst into creating a scripted series titled Take My Wife. Although the six-episode arc, which premiered earlier this month, is largely fictional, the storyline skews awfully close to a typical day in the lives of the comedic couple. Playboy caught up with Esposito and Butcher to discuss why it’s a terrible idea to make a TV show with your spouse, why they are the Katie Ledeckys of comedy why you won’t find any Vaseline on the on the camera on a Take My Wife set. What was the inspiration behind Take My Wife? CAMERON: We have a live stand-up show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. Seeso was looking for people to do original programming and they asked us…

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