Veteran Chicago Improv Comic Debuts TV Comedy Loosely Based On Her Life05:49


Abby McEnany, a fixture of the Chicago improv scene, has a new TV comedy that she wrote and stars in.

"Work in Progress" premieres on Showtime this Sunday. It's about a fictionalized version of McEnany as she wrestles with mental illness and strikes up a relationship with a transgender man.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans) discusses how the show quietly — and hilariously — subverts expectations about queer characters.

This segment aired on December 6, 2019.

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