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The 10 Things That Inspired Kate Berlant And John Early

The creators and stars of Would It Kill You to Laugh share the movies, TV shows, and internet videos that inspire them the most comedically.

Kate Berlant and John Early sitting on a couch together eating ice cream, surrounded by small photos

1. Waiting for Guffman (1996)

Fred Willard, Parker Posey, and Christopher Guest performing onstage

2. The Office (UK) (2001–03)

Ricky Gervais sitting at a desk

3. The Comeback (2005–14)

Lisa Kudrow smiling

4. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino in the car

5. Strangers With Candy (1999)

Amy Sedaris looking overwhelmed

6. French and Saunders (1987–2007)

Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French in dresses

7. Death Becomes Her (1992)

Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn in black dresses

8. The Stella Shorts

Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain in suits

9. Variety Shac Shorts

10. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley looking at a map

And lastly:

Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers Reuniting on CafeMom

Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers sitting a table

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