The comedian discusses her memoir, ‘Survival of The Thickest’

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Talking to Michelle Buteau is like talking to a longtime friend. Watching her onscreen, Buteau radiates a warmth that hums alongside her comedic performances. And offscreen, she exudes the same energy. Buteau and I connected via Zoom just two days after the U.S. election, and Buteau, with her signature grin…

Mariette Williams

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