Wyatt Cenac is bringing his comedic talents to HBO late-night spring 2018 in a new comedic series, announced today Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president, HBO Programming.
Cenac from 2008-2012 served as a writer and a popular correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart which earned him three Emmy® awards and one WGA award. His new venture on HBO will be examining hot-button issues. It will take a satirical look at social and cultural issues from Cenac’s perspective.
Cenac will not be regulated to being behind a desk and will take a journey to better understand the big issues at the moment and investigate real-world solutions.
Cenac will also serve as an Executive Producer alongside, Ezra Edelman (the Oscar®-winning “O.J.: Made in America”), John Oliver (HBO’s Emmy®-winning “Last WeekTonight with John Oliver”), and Hallie Haglund (Emmy® winner for “The Daily Show”) who will also serves as the head writer. Diane Fitzgerald (Emmy® winner for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”) will serve as co-executive producer on the show.
Here’s what Cena had to say about his new show:
“While my initial ask to play one of Molly’s love interests on ‘Insecure’ was rejected, this is a nice consolation. My thanks to Nina, Casey Bloys and everyone at HBO for finally giving me a place where I can comfortably swear on television.”
Nina Rosenstein also spoke about Cena coming to HBO:
“We’re thrilled to give Wyatt this opportunity to showcase his bold take on today’s social issues. His ability to tackle tough topics with humor and insight makes this show a perfect addition to our late-night lineup.”
Looks like HBO’s lineup of exceptional late-comedy series will continue to grow with the addition of Wyatt Cenac.
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