Actress, comedian and writer Michelle Wolf has landed her own weekly Netflix half hour talk show that will premiere later this year. The show, which does not have a title yet, will take a break from the seriousness of late night comedy. Instead of making the news fun, she'll make fun of everything and everybody. There will be no preaching or political agenda...unless it's funny. Here's what Michelle Wolf had to say in a statement about her new, currently-untitled series.
"You can expect the types of jokes my former bosses would tell me we couldn't do on TV."
With four years of working on comedy shows including The Daily Show and Late Night w/Seth Meyers, it's now her turn to host. Michelle will Executive Produce through her Cats in Pants banner. Daniel Bodansky will also Executive Produce. Here's what Bela Bajaria, Vice President of Content, Netflix, had to say in her brief statement about the upcoming series.
"We're thrilled to be working with Michelle, a gifted writer and performer with a singular voice."
Dan Powell (Inside Amy Schumer) and Christine Nangle (The President's Show, The Mick) will serve as co-showrunners and Executive Producers. Michelle Wolf started her writing career with NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers, and she also appeared in a number of regular sketches playing characters such as Grown-Up Annie and Cassandra. She also was on the writing staff for Seth Meyers when he hosted the Emmy Awards in 2014, and she also wrote special material for the Oscars in 2016. She still serves as a writer on both The Daily Show and Late Night With Seth Meyers, and she also had a stand up special entitled Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady that aired on HBO in December.
Aside from her writing career, Michelle Wolf also has a few credits on the acting side, portraying unknown voice roles on Hulu's The Awesomes, alongside Seth Meyers, while also appearing in episodes of Horace and Pete and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. There is no indication as of yet if Michelle Wolf will be immediately stepping down from her staff writer positions at both The Daily Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers, but it's possible that both Seth Meyers and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah could mention this new series on each of their respective shows tonight.
The Michelle Wolf Netlix Talk Show doesn't have a concrete premiere date yet, but hopefully we'll learn more about this program soon. Netflix is starting to expand their programming in this area, with David Letterman's weekly talk show My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman debuting last month, and The Joel McHale Show slated to start its weekly 13-episode run on Sunday, February 18. It's possible that this untitled Michelle Wolf series could debut on Netflix after The Joel McHale Show's 13-week run comes to an end, but there has been no confirmation from Netflix at this time. Hopefully we'll find out more about this upcoming series, including its title, in the near future.