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Rick Jenkins has run The Comedy Studio, on the third floor of the Hong Kong restaurant in Harvard Square, for 20 years. (Andrea Shea/WBUR)
Rick Jenkins has run The Comedy Studio, on the third floor of the Hong Kong restaurant in Harvard Square, for 20 years. (Andrea Shea/WBUR)
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For 20 years, a mix of college students and TV show producers have been going up to the third floor of the Hong Kong in Harvard Square, for a little laugh.

The Comedy Studio has been a mainstay in the Boston comedy scene, and the launchpad for numerous careers, including Eugene Mirman, Louis C.K., Mike Birbiglia and Gary Gulman.

Over the years, it has been a source of TV scouts for fresh comedic acts — part of the pipeline of Boston comedians to New York and Los Angeles.

Find a list of upcoming performances at The Comedy Studio.

Guests

Rick Jenkins, owner of The Comedy Studio, which @TheComedyStudio.

Brian Kiley, comedian, novelist and head monologue writer for Conan O'Brien. His latest book is "The Astounding Misadventures of Rory Collins." He tweets @kileynoodles.

This segment aired on August 4, 2016.

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