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Jeremy Seglem On 'Cop/Cop,' Improvised Web Series at NYTVF

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Jeremy Seglem On 'Cop/Cop,' Improvised Web Series at NYTVF

Jeremy Seglem began his acting career about five years ago, in a collection of short comedic Web videos called "Treading Water." Since then, in partnership with writer-director Tim Young, he's continued to produce original video content for the Web, first as co-creator and star of the mockumentary series "Twilight With Steve Cooper" and its follow-up, "Behind the Steve," and now as co-creator and writer of "Cop/Cop," a new improvised comedy series starring Tyler Gilmore and Rob Cuthill as two inept cops who will go to any length to get a confession.

The first episode of "Cop/Cop," titled "Old Dogs," premiered online this week, and another episode has been selected to debut Friday night as part of the Channel 101 program at this year's New York Television Festival. Channel 101 is a monthly series in which five-minute shows are screened for a live audience, which votes to "cancel" some series and "renew" others, new episodes of which are then presented as part of the new "prime-time lineup" at the event the next month.

"I have not experienced a live situation, where people will laugh at something I've made," Seglem says. "So my goal is just to have people laugh at it. That's really all I can ask. It'd be nice to advance, but as long as people think it's funny, I don't care."

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