On an overcast morning in September, comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer were at the epicenter of a flurry of preshow activity at MTV Studios in Times Square. They were several hours away from shooting their weekly late-night talk show, Nikki & Sara Live, and myriad details needed sorting before they would be able to get in front of the cameras. Hair and makeup artists busied themselves about the two women, while their show runner, Kim Gamble, read aloud from the latest shooting script draft. Ms. Schaefer hastily tapped away on her smartphone to confirm that her friend Wyatt Cenac, the comedian and former Daily Show correspondent, would be off his plane in time to film a quick segment for the episode. Staff members popped in and out, often with a laptop, displaying graphics for approval or confirming other logistics. Read More
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