TV

Interview with Ned Rice

University of Michigan alumnus Ned Rice, ’83, has worked at many late-night television shows, including “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” He found his passion for comedy while at the University, writin

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