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The Characters 

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No rules. No expectations. A half hour to make their mark. Eight different comedians each get an episode to show their skills in comedy.
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Series cast summary:
John T. Reynolds John T. Reynolds ...  Dan / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Kate Berlant Kate Berlant ...  Brian / ... 2 episodes, 2016
John Early ...  Jason / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Jon Bander Jon Bander ...  Employee #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Sue Galloway ...  Stephanie / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Jacqueline Novak Jacqueline Novak ...  Jacqueline / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Brandon Scott Jones ...  Ben J. / ... 2 episodes, 2016
C.J. Wilson ...  Host / ... 2 episodes, 2016
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No rules. No expectations. A half hour to make their mark. Eight different comedians each get an episode to show their skills in comedy.

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11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Netflix Presents: The Characters See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Yo, These Ppl R Funny
24 March 2016 | by livbjvSee all my reviews

So much talent and genius has gone into this show. Lauren, John, Natasha, (just to name a few) you all have filled me. In so many. Ways. Intimate ways. F****** hilarious. Smart as hell. Completely unique in its approach to comedy as a whole. And every artist takes their own social stand point and style into their episode. Really really valuable to see comedians rewarded with specials in this way. This is the only (and very important) thing comedy is lacking. It exists in podcasts and audio entertainment. However in TV its really rare to see a comedian celebrated for their character work. (Except for in SNL but lets be honest, besides the Beyoncé skit when has that been good?) So, thank you, deeply, The Characters, for giving comedians, and f****** talented ones at that, the credit they deserve.


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