5 Reasons 'Daily Show' Star Jessica Williams is Your New Girl Crush
Meet your new (or current, if you're a very wise trend-setter) girl crush: Daily Show correspondent and Girls Season 3 guest star Jessica Williams.
Take it from me, developing girl crushes these days is a wonderfully easy task. With folks like Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence, Kerry Washington, and Rashida Jones running around making ladies look good every second of the day, you'd think we were all pretty well-stocked on ladies we love, but you'd be wrong. Prepare to welcome Williams into your band of women to obsess (in a totally healthy way) about until your heart explodes.
As one of the youngest members of The Daily Show cast, Williams has rocketed to the top of the heap in a few short years — becoming indispensable to the series' nonsense-exposing mission. Most recently, Williams spoke to Mother Jones (via Jezebel) and proved that not can she roast a politician with the best of them, she's more well-spoken than most politicians and celebrities on the fly, too. At the ripe young age of 24, Williams is already the sort of person worth adoring (and envying for the incredible success she's achieved before even reaching the age of 25). Go ahead, try to find a single hole in this case for adding her to your list of girl crushes.
1. She Might Just Be the Best Daily Show Correspondent They've Got
Jon Stewart has plenty of talented folks on his Daily Show team, even after the incredible John Oliver left the nest, but few correspondents manage to command attention away from the beloved host Stewart the way Williams does. She consistently delivers incredible field segments and in-studio presentations, and even when she's working with other correspondents, it's clear that she's commanding the screen. All that authority at such a young age is certainly worth a pat on the back.
2. She Gives a Damn Good Interview
In her chat with Mother Jones, which follows the comedy world controversy surrounding SNL's previous lack of women of color, Williams spoke about her own experience as a black woman in comedy:
I'm not walking around feeling black all the time. That would stress me out. It would make me crack. Some days I do feel that pressure of, "What do I mean as a black woman? What am I representing?" It honestly just gives me anxiety. Ultimately, when I deliver something, a lot of times it will be from a black woman's perspective, but other times it will be just from a satirical, goofy perspective. I'm a young correspondent, so sometimes I'm just young. Sometimes I'm just straightforward.
3. She's On Girls This Season, Which is Awesome
Williams, who's friends with writer/director/fellow ridiculously young mega-success Lena Dunham, will appear on Season 3, adding to the incredible lineup of ladies who make us think and laugh each year.
4. She's Just Really Fucking Funny
In case her work on The Daily Show wasn't enough proof, there's always her catalog of work at Upright Citizen's Brigade — the comedy school that gave us Amy Poehler, Donald Glover, and basically every funny person you've ever loved.
5. In Conclusion: You Already Love Her...
...unless you're a soulless, humorless android. Don't be an android, okay?
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