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“We’ve done very dark territory,” he said. “But I get a kick out of going to dark territories and still making it funny. … Because other TV shows or movies aren’t willing to go to those areas for comedy, this show still feels fresh.

“When you walk that tightrope, and the audience wonders if they are going to cross the line, it makes it interesting and a challenge for us. If it gets too uncomfortable even for us, we know it’s a bad idea to go there.”

Compiled from Web and wire reports.