Jessica Williams, The Daily Show’s youngest correspondent, is walking away from the Comedy Central series after four years to focus on a project of her own at the network. Williams announced her departure in an interview with EW. This Thursday’s episode will be her last.
“I feel so many emotions,” she said. I feel like I’m growing up and graduating.”
Williams’ new project is not yet titled but it will be a scripted half hour series centered around a “politically minded young woman who may be ‘woke’ but doesn’t know what she’s doing,” according to its official description.
“It’s a show about someone in their 20s who has all these social ideas but still, like, does not have it together,” Williams said. “And she’s goofy and silly and funny!”
We’ll be on the lookout for details as they emerge. Congratulations Jessica!
Her last episode will air Thursday, June 30th and be sure to tune into her 2 Dope Girls podcast (co-hosted by Phoebe Robinson) here.