Daily Show writer Michelle Wolf gets her own Netflix talk show
Michelle Wolf has been given her own talk show by Netflix, set to premiere this year.
Michelle Wolf has made a name for herself, writing for Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and she recently caught the eye of Netflix, who decided to give the comedian her own talk show, set to premiere this year.
A press release by Netflix said,"The show, which does not have a title yet, will take a break from the seriousness of late night comedy. Instead of making the news fun, she’ll make fun of everything and everybody. There will be no preaching or political agenda…unless it’s funny."
Michelle, 32, said of the show, "You can expect the types of jokes my former bosses would tell me we couldn’t do on TV," referring to her previous stints on Late Night and The Daily Show.
Bela Bajaria, the Vice President of Content at Netflix said, "We're thrilled to be working with Michelle, a gifted writer and performer with a singular voice." The talk show will feature Daniel Bodansky as an executive producer, and Michelle is also set to be an executive producer of the show through her Cats in Pants banner.
The press release also revealed that Christine Nangle and Dan Powell, both of whom were involved in writing and production for Inside Amy Schumer, will serve as executive producers and co-showrunners alongside Michelle. This announcement is big news for the writer and comedian, who recently made her HBO stand-up debut with Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady in December 2017.
Her style has been described as "saucy" and "alarmingly honest," and her wit is recognized by many of the people she's worked with, including Trevor Noah, who told the Voice "In all my years traveling the world doing stand-up comedy, there are few comedians I’ve ever seen who exude pure comedy perfection like Michelle. If we’re all normal people, she sees the code of comedy like Neo in The Matrix."
Louis C.K. has also found promise in the comedian, describing her as "relentless, funny, consistent." We look forward to seeing the comedic direction she takes with her new show.
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