Not many married couples could survive what comics Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher do.
For starters, there’s Put Your Hands Together, the weekly comedy showcase the two have co-hosted at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles since 2013. In 2016, they premiered Take My Wife, a scripted television show based on their lives that Esposito and Butcher wrote, produced, and starred in for NBC’s comedy-streaming platform Seeso.
Now they’re testing the bounds of their relationship by embarking on a bus tour to perform stand-up across the country.
“I think I’m ready for bus life,” Butcher says. “I hope the bus driver has a soundproof booth though, because we’re really good at fighting.”
“Damn, are we good at fighting,” Esposito agrees.
Bus arguments aside, Esposito and Butcher have accomplished a lot in the last several years. In addition to Put Your Hands Together, which is also released as a podcast, the two individually released stand-up specials in 2016 to critical acclaim. Esposito’s Marriage Material was taped for Seeso just days before her wedding to Butcher, while Butcher’s album Butcher debuted at No. 1 on iTunes.
However, it is likely that Take My Wife stands as their biggest success. When news came out in early August that Seeso would shutter after launching in January 2016, it left Esposito and Butcher without a home for their as-yet-unreleased second season.
Taking to Twitter, Esposito made a post that quickly went viral, laying out what made the show so special, including having two seasons of an all-female writer’s room, having LGBTQ actors play 22 of 47 roles, licensing eight songs from queer musicians, and…
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