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Issa Rae

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'Awkward' And 'Insecure' Get To The Root Of Writer Issa Rae's Humor

Writer and actress Issa Rae is upfront about the fact that she doesn't always fit in.In 2011, Rae brought that sensibility to her Web comedy series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, which ran for two seasons. Now, Rae continues to explore themes of race, identity and belonging as the creator and star of the new HBO series Insecure.

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