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The Game Informer offices are connected to the nationally renowned Acme Comedy Club, and from time to time we try to convince touring comedians to come by and play video games with us. On this occasion, we asked Jackie Kashian to come by. We played the little-known Dreamcast game Floigan Bros., and the better known Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. We talked to Jackie about her history with video games, making jokes for a living, and how much of the Comedy Central show @Midnight is pre-written.
Jackie Kashian has made appearances on Comedy Central's @Midnight, Conan O'Brien, and she hosts a weekly podcast about all things nerd-culture with The Dork Forest. She also recently released a new special called This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux, which you can find here.
She is an outspoken dork and video game fan and as you will learn in the video below, her husband Andy Ashcraft is a developer. The game we played, The Floigan Bros., was directed by him. For more on Jackie, you can check out her website here.
We try to get comedians in our offices as often as possible. You can check out previous video features with Frank Caliendo, Arj Barker and Louis Katz, Patrick Susmilch, James Adomian, and Kumail Nanjiani by following the links.
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