Interview: Another Period’s Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome on why FDR was a jerk

When Another Period launched on Comedy Central last year, it was billed as a blend of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Downton Abbey. While that description was apt at the beginning, over the course of its 10-episode first season, the show became something more—an absurdist take on history, luxury, and what it means to be spoiled in America. Created by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, the show is a hilarious farce packed with excellent supporting players like Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Christina Hendricks, Brett Gelman, David Wain, Brian Huskey, and David Koechner. With Another Period‘s second season having premiered last night, The A.V. Club chatted up Leggero and Lindhome about the show’s increasingly diverse direction and how they call upon the past to talk about the present.

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