• Epix docuseries Unprotected Sets gives story behind the stand-up

    EPIX is giving the story behind the sets as it follows up-and-coming stand-up comedians in its new docuseries Unprotected Sets. The series premiered earlier this month on the premium network. Unlike most televised comedy, nothing is off limits. The comedians don’t only perform a set on the show, but also offers insights into what it’s like to entertain for a living.

    The EPIX channel is primarily known for re-releasing Hollywood films but has recently started producing original series and stand-up specials. The network has put out hours from big names like Marc Maron, Wanda Sykes, Michael Ian Black, and the joint special between the married couple, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.

    Unprotected Sets will feature comedians who are poised to be the next big names in comedy. The show shoots in Portland, San Diego, Minneapolis, Austin, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. The show chooses comedians who are on the launch pad for comedy stardom. Performers on the show include Rocky Dale Davis who was selected by Conan O’Brien’s staff for the Comics to Watch showcase at the New York Comedy Festival; Daniel Webb who is a finalist on StandUp NBC; Mia Jackson who has worked closely with Amy Schumer both on Schumer’s show and after; and Jessa Reed who was featured on Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening.

    New episodes of Unprotected Sets will air every Friday at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on EPIX.

    Rosa Escandon

    I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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