The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore hires Robin Thede as head writer

Comedy Central’s newest late-night series, The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore, has a head writer: Robin Thede. Wilmore announced the hiring today.

He recruited Thede from The Queen Latifah Show, where she also had served as head writer. Her other recent writing credits include crafting lines for Chris Rock at the 2014 BET Awards, and the first two seasons of BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood.

Thede studied and performed sketch at Second City Chicago and LA, Improv Olympic, and has appeared in front of the camera on Key & Peele (Comedy Central), Second Generation Wayans (BET), Goodwin Games (FOX), Hot In Cleveland (TV Land), All of Us (UPN), as well as  on the big screen last year in A Haunted House.

Two of her popular videos include “For (Stuffed) Colored Girls,” and “Shit Black Guys Say.”

Thede also has handled the mic as a co-host on The Voice of Reason on Jamie Foxx’s Foxxhole SiriusXM and in correspondent roles for E! News.

The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore will premiere in January 2015 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT Mondays-Thursdays, replacing The Colbert Report in the slot that follows The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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