Showtime has placed a straight-to-series order for an untitled variety series starring and executive produced by writer, comedian and performer Ziwe. The series will feature interviews, sketches and more – including unscripted and unpredictable real-world rendezvous between everyday people and Ziwe.
In addition to writing for “Desus & Mero” and “Our Cartoon President,” Ziwe hosts an online show, in which she invites friends and celebrities alike as guests baits them into comically uncomfortable conversations about race. She has also been a voice performer as Kamala Harris among other roles for “Our Cartoon President.” as well as “Tooning Out the News,” and she appears in her own Pop Show, which she created and performs at Brooklyn’s Union Hall. Ziwe’s comedy career began as an intern for Comedy Central, and a year later she wrote for The Onion and The Rundown with Robin Thede.