Jessica Williams has spent four years with The Daily Show on Comedy Central, but now it’s time for her to move on to bigger and better things. In fact, she’ll be focusing on her own new half-hour show!Jessica’s new series will focus on a “woke” twenty something who wants to reinforce positive social change whose life is still kind of a mess (as is the case with most twenty somethings). Read what she has to say about the series below:
I’ve had this idea for a while about a young woman who is a feminist and who imagines herself to be “woke.” I think that a lot of the time, we have this idea that when you are, like, “woke” — and please always put this in quotations! — that you should always have your shit together. But 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.
You can catch Williams in her last episode of The Daily Show this Thursday!