Comedian Matt Braunger: “Chicago was a mecca for funny weirdos”

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Actor Matt Braunger attends the Comedy Central Pre-Emmys Party at Boulevard3 on September 17, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

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Comedian Matt Braunger joins Justin to talk about his career, coming to Chicago to start on his comedy path, why he chose stand-up comedy rather than improv, training under Del Close and Susan Messing, developing an alternative comedy “scene” in Chicago with others like Hannibal Buress, TJ Miller and Kyle Kinane, why he left Chicago to move to Los Angeles, being a comedy jack-of-all-trades, learning to deal with rejection and his upcoming show at Lincoln Hall.

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