Michelle Wolf Will Soon Be a Woman With a Late-Night Talk Show For Netflix

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Michelle Wolf has been a writer for years on Late Night With Seth Meyers and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. Netflix is finally giving a woman who writes late-night jokes the opportunity to actually tell them, too.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the weekly show will launch later this year, with Dan Powell of Inside Amy Schumer and Christine Nangle as co-showrunners. The show hasn’t been named, and will apparently have no “preaching or political agenda.”

“You can expect the types of jokes my former bosses would tell me we couldn’t do on TV,” she joked in a statement Monday, with Netflix’s vp content Bela Bajaria, adding more earnestly: “We’re thrilled to be working with Michelle, a gifted writer and performer with a singular voice.”

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Wolf recently had a stand-up special on HBO, called Nice Lady, which won rave reviews. She is an accomplished stand up who was hired by Chris Rock to write for his Oscars hosting gig. She also opened for Louis C.K. in 2016 and appeared on his web series Horace and Pete. At the time, that was very cool!

Deadline reports that this female-fronted talk show is coming to Netflix as Chelsea Handler’s second season of Chelsea ends. Handler is currently working on a documentary about politics for the streaming service. Also, there can only be One. Welcome her.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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Muqaddimah (call me Muck)

This is excellent news. I had never heard of her until I stumbled across her HBO special a couple months ago. I think she’s fantastic.