Is Jessica Williams Leaving 'The Daily Show'? Her New Show Sounds Amazing
Big news for Jessica Williams, as it was announced on Thursday that The Daily Show correspondent has a brand new development deal with Comedy Central. This is incredibly exciting because she is an awesome talent, but does it mean that Jessica Williams will leave The Daily Show ? The actor was once considered as a candidate to replace Jon Stewart on the late-night show, having joined it in 2012 as its youngest correspondent ever. Williams's new deal with Comedy Central is sure to showcase what an amazingly talented person she is, but late night just wouldn't be the same without her. The Daily Show just wouldn't be the same without her.
It seems unlikely that Williams would need to leave her role on The Daily Show based on this new deal. For starters, Williams has worked on other projects alongside her job as a senior correspondent before. She co-starred in several episodes of Girls in Season 3, and has acted in movies including People Places Things and Delivery Man. Variety reports that "Williams is expected to work on a narrative scripted pilot, that she will exec produce. Naomi Ekperigin, a comedian who has worked as a writer on the network’s Broad City, will write the show with Williams."
It's fantastic that Williams will get to develop her own project at Comedy Central, especially as she's working with a comedian who's written for Broad City. Even though no plot details have been released yet, it's exciting that Williams has a project in the works of which she's both a writer and an executive producer. As Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central, said of the deal, “We want to be working with talent who have aspirations to keep developing their voice.” Williams has proven time and again on The Daily Show that she is ready for own vehicle, and Comedy Central sounds like the perfect home for her new show.
I'm more than a little excited to find out more about Jessica Williams's new Comedy Central show, and I'm absolutely hoping that she ends up starring in the show too. Williams has already proven that she's an immense actor and comedian, and it's about time she took center stage.