Jessica Williams leaving The Daily Show to pursue own Comedy Central half-hour series

Jessica Williams announced today she’s leaving The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, with her final appearance airing this Thursday. This is bad news for TDS, but great news for Comedy Central — which has watched past star correspondents for The Daily Show such as John Oliver and Samantha Bee depart only to launch their own weekly half-hours on HBO and TBS. Williams has a half-hour of her own in development with Comedy Central. As Comedy Central president Kent Alterman told Entertainment Weekly today: “We see her as a great voice — she’s so dynamic and so funny. And she’s kind...

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