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Issa Rae on Funny or Die's search for diverse comedic voices

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The annual L.A. Film Festival is underway this week, showcasing some of the best in independent film, documentary, and also funny online videos.

Now in its 20th year, the festival is joining forces with the website Funny or Die in a talent search for diverse, unique and authentic voices in the comedy world.

Earlier this year,  they put a call out for submissions of short web videos, the top 5 have been chosen, and the winner will be revealed at a live comedy show called "Make 'em LAFF," on Saturday, June 14 at the Grammy Museum.

Issa Rae is one of the judges of the competition and she knows quite a bit about making funny videos. She's the creator and star of the popular web series, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl." 

She joins Take Two to talk about some of the top submissions in the "Make 'em LAFF" competition:

 

 

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