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There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree
There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree

The days of the mean-spirited celebrity roast have mostly come and gone, with the possible exception of Charlie Sheen's screen time. From sketch comedies to sitcoms, today's funnybone seems to have a gentler spirit. That's a topic the Envelope Emmy Round Table covered when we gathered some of comedy's elite— Carrie Brownstein of "Portlandia," Tony Hale of "Veep," Wendi McLendon-Covey of "The Goldbergs," Taylor Schilling of "Orange Is the New Black" and Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family" — to talk with Times television writer Greg Braxton about their shows, their characters and the state of television today....

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