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Raw comic Cameron Esposito shows us her refreshingly vulnerable side

Cameron Esposito can joke about being "marriage material" with the best of 'em — but the irreverent comic is also down to talk seriously.
Nothing is off limits for comedian Cameron Esposito. She’s raunchy, irreverent and hilarious. (Robyn Von Swank)
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Like most comedians, Cameron Esposito mines her own life experiences for material — like the time she simultaneously planned her first comedy special and her "rager" of a rock club wedding. 

Two days before marrying girlfriend and fellow comedian Rhea Butcher, Esposito recorded Marriage Material in her hometown of Chicago. 

"I made a terrible decision, putting those two things together," she laughs.

In a frank and funny chat with Shad, Esposito shares her tough journey toward living an openly lesbian life; how to get political without getting angry; and why, jokes aside, she wants your advice about parenting on purpose. 

Parents! If not "by accident" how'd you decide it was time to make a baby?

WEB EXTRA | Sample Esposito's stand up below. Marriage Material debuts March 24th on NBC's streaming channel, Seeso. 

 

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