Ziwe Fumudoh has at all times been humorous. She was voted class clown in highschool at Phillips Academy, and after scoring an internship at Comedy Central, managed to get a joke on The Colbert Report in her second week. As soon as she realized she might receives a commission to jot down jokes for a residing, Ziwe knew she had discovered her calling.
She now writes for Showtime’s late-night present Desus and Mero whereas aspiring to be a late-night host herself someday. To that finish, Ziwe began her YouTube present, Baited, now referred to as Ziwe: A Race-Baiting Sequence, through which she performs the position of an intrusive late-night host who tries to bait her visitors into saying one thing racially off-color.
Whereas it sounds prefer it depends closely on a “gotcha” format, the present is often fairly convivial, with in-on-the-joke visitors who’re recreation to have their controversial feedback referred to as out by the good-natured Ziwe.
A very hilarious phase got here throughout Ziwe’s interview along with her Desus and Mero boss, Josh Gondelman, through which Ziwe has Josh role-play how he would fireplace Maya Angelou if he have been the poet’s boss.
However very often, Ziwe touches emotional scorching buttons like when Pat Regan, co-host of the podcast Search Remedy, stormed off set after being requested to elucidate what recommendation he’d give a black girl scuffling with melancholy.