Six months after Noah started, former (and longtime) “The Daily Show” correspondent Samantha Bee launched “Full Frontal” on TBS. The show did have a behind-the-scenes crew that stayed with “The Daily Show” through the host transition, and Stewart, still an executive producer on the show, gave new host Trevor Noah his seal of approval. I watched stuff like Lizzie McGuire. I'm like, I have something to prove." She was just 22 and still in college when she landed a gig as a correspondent on The Daily Show in 2012. But without Stewart’s sensibility and presence, the show was always going to be irrevocably different. ", On how The Incredible Jessica James doesn't discuss race when her character starts dating a white man. The well-liked correspondent is leaving the show to work on a scripted comedy for Comedy Central. Williams takes her talent with her, and what’s left behind is a show that has been struggling ever since Stewart announced his retirement. I think there is so much room for that and there needs to be more of it. It’s wonderful to see Williams getting her own show after the past four years on The Daily Show. And we lived in this nice, beautiful, big house, and so we walk upstairs and she's in my room and she points to my — I had that beautiful, plastic, first-generation iMac. But it’s worth noting that “The Daily Show,” once a vaunted institution, is losing its most well-known correspondent, just a few months after a comedian with a history of bad jokes about women ascends to the host’s chair. But the tweet they chose was almost comically off-base: “Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Williams said her new show will be about “a politically-minded young woman who may be ‘woke’ but doesn’t know what she’s doing.” She went on to discuss her hopes for the show, saying, “The main thing about the show is that I’m excited to, in a silly and funny way, be able to explore ideas of feminism and race and LGBT issues—things that I care about and that I talk about on The Daily Show and that I deal with on 2 Dope Queens [her podcast ].”. I was always told that I acted too white. Jessica Williams isn't your next 'Daily Show' host—or your poster child. Williams describes her character in the film as "authentic to me and the women that I have in my life. He told Linda Holmes on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, “I did not anticipate how much journalism I would have to do.” He added, in a sentiment that doesn’t seem to understand what made “The Daily Show” beloved, that “It’s sad that a comedy show is looked to to be the number one source of authentic news.”. Right now, the vision of that alternate universe is a rosy one. Post-Stewart, “The Daily Show” has been inundated with these moments. And I think a lot of that stuff got into my head, where I was like, Aw man, should I be here? Reading through Williams’ comments to Entertainment Weekly about her departure is an exercise in reading between the lines; when asked about her favorite memories, she reminisces exclusively about working with Stewart. Read Next: Marielle Heller on Directing ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ and Why She Returned to Acting for ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 4: Kimmy Gets a Job, Tackling #MeToo, and Jon Hamm’s Return, A Trip to South Africa Gave Alicia Keys ‘a New Purpose’ to Launch Keep a Child Alive, Alicia Keys: Why Women Need to ‘Infiltrate Our Industries’ to Shift the Power Balance. I think it's really progressive to talk about race in relationships. It was a lot, too, because I knew I was younger and I was black and I was a woman, so in my head, especially at that time, I'm like, I have something to prove, so I can't just, like, punk out on this. The above examples aren’t issues with execution, or symptoms of overambition; these are bizarre lapses in vision and a systemic lack of consideration. ... What I also love about her, and I related to, was that she has relationships in her life but is not defined by them. In 2016, she launched 2 Dope Queens, a podcast she co-hosts with fellow comic Phoebe Robinson. Williams joined The Daily Show when she was 22. “The Daily Show,” as an organization, is struggling. On feeling that she didn't fit in at her mostly white school or her black, Baptist church. I had big glasses. And I also think it's progressive to not make a mention of race in certain stories. On the most challenging parts of working for The Daily Show. You are never allowed to be average because you look like me. She looks at me and she's like, "You, my daughter, will never be average. Many comics struggle for years before making it big, but Jessica Williams' lucky break came early. I think when I first started the show I was really, really worried about what other people thought and what other people thought of me. © 2020 Paste Media Group. Technically, Jessica Williams’ decision to leave “The Daily Show” this week has nothing to do with that tweet. And she was like, "You tell me. It is not totally a surprise that “The Daily Show” was going to struggle after he left last August — the show only sprang to life when Stewart took over it from previous host Craig Kilborn in 1999. The hardest part of the job, actually, for me, was doing field pieces where I would just be out interviewing people that oftentimes were very hateful. 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The segment was then cancelled without further explanation. It’s a logical loop that doesn’t compute. I remember when I did my first piece, my Twitter blew up, and most of the things that I got were the n-word, Uncle Tom, coon, all of these different mean things that I wasn't prepared for at 22. Technically, Jessica Williams’ decision to leave “The Daily Show” this week has nothing to do with that tweet. Often, a story about a show’s apparent missteps is a story about a management issue or a human resources problem. All Rights Reserved. And because she had come from poverty and had made this life for herself and had made this life for me, she really wanted me to understand that because of the way that I looked, I would always have to be excellent. You'll get room service when you go back to your room. And because you look like me, you will always have to work 10 times harder than somebody else who will get more for doing less work. You can watch a compilation of some of her best moments on The Daily Show below. It is likely her absence will be deeply felt on the show. She was like, "No!". Transitions take time for everyone to get used to, especially the audience at home. We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020, Samantha Bee On 'Full Frontal,' Feminism And The Freedom Of Her 40s, Trevor Noah Says He Grew Up 'In The Shadow Of A Giant' (His Mom), Jon Stewart On His 'Daily Show' Run: 'It So Far Exceeded My Expectations'. Go knock someone up in Texas!”, Indeed: A bastion of liberal thought in America made a joke about women having broader freedoms in reproductive health by addressing a joke specifically at people with penises. And yet, for unclear reasons, Comedy Central never asked her to host the show during their talent search. (Brown was convicted of felony assault against his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.) Given this, what is most confusing about “The Daily Show” since Stewart announced his resignation last February are its unforced errors — the decisions made either within the organization, by Noah, or by Comedy Central that are so bafflingly wrongheaded that it undermines the audience’s trust. I grew up hearing, "You're pretty for a black girl," "You speak well for a black girl." Jessica Williams, one of the most popular correspondents on The Daily Show, is leaving the satire news broadcast after signing a new development deal with Comedy Central. I remember that being the first time where I felt like my body wasn't my own, and as a woman, my body, no matter what I did with it, it belonged to somebody else and I was responsible for guarding this idea of purity, and if I didn't there was something wrong with me.

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