Jessica Williams is officially leaving The Daily Show. The 2 Dope Queens podcast host has signed on with Comedy Central to create and star in her own 30 minute scripted series. Broad City producer, Naomi Ekperigin is set to be a co-producer.
Williams said this about the show:
“I know that often for me, as a Black woman of color, I feel like I’m supposed to represent these ideals and values that I was taught as a young lady. Like I’m supposed to carry myself in a special type of way, but oftentimes I’m, like… I’m still in my 20s, and still kind of a mess. So it’s a show about somebody in their 20s who has all these social ideas, but still does not have it together,” Williams told EW. “And she’s goofy and silly and funny.”
Daily show how Trevor Noah wished her well.
“The sadness I have for Jessica leaving is only eclipsed by the joy I have for her starting her new show. If her podcast is anything to go by, it’s going to be an exciting show,” he said.
We are so looking forward to her new beginnings!