Sam Jay is getting her own late-night talk show!
HBO announced a series order for a weekly half-hour talker from Jay, a Saturday Night Live writer who just released her debut stand-up special on Netflix. The untitled series will debut in 2021 on HBO, and stream on HBO Max.
“Sam is fiercely funny, provocative, and a complete original. Her comedy seamlessly glides between vulnerability and grit, and she always makes you see the world in a whole new way,” said Nina Rosenstein, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “Joining forces with Prentice to bring Sam’s talent to late-night is a perfect fit.”
“I’m really excited to bring my point of view to late-night television and have felt nothing but support creatively from HBO and A Penny For Your Thoughts,” said Jay. “So everyone wear your mask and vote so I can make my TV show! Thaaaanks!”
“I’m so excited to create this project with Sam as I think she’s one of the best comic minds today,” added Penny. “When I first started thinking about this idea, I knew I wanted to create it with someone who was smart, funny, irreverent, and boundary-pushing. Someone who would elevate it to a place that not only challenges the culture, but challenges all of us to think different and be better. Sam is undoubtedly that person. I’m extremely honored to work with her on this and we’re both incredibly grateful to Casey, Nina and everyone at HBO who believed in this project from the beginning. It’s going to be a fun ride.”
The series will be executive produced by Sam Jay, Prentice Penny for A Penny For Your Thoughts, Chris Pollack (HBO’s “Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds,” Netflix’s “Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping”), and David Martin and Kara Baker for Avalon. Alex Soler will also serve as co-executive producer for A Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment.