Franchesca Ramsey lands Comedy Central pilot

  • On Tuesday, Comedy Central announced that comedian Franchesca Ramsey ( @chescaleigh on Tumblr) secured a pilot for an untitled project for the network.
  • According to Comedy Central’s press release, Ramsey’s new show will feature a set of comedians that will tackle some of the most pressing social and political issues.
  •  The project will “will heal America through brutal comedy, surprising guests, and breakdowns of the most pressing cultural issues you never knew you cared about,” the release said.
  • Ramsey will also serve as executive producer of the show, alongside Eric Brown, Andrew Kornhaber and Kara Welker. Read more (4/19/17)

NOTE: This post has been corrected. It previously stated incorrectly that Ramsey is the first black woman to have a Comedy Central pilot. Jessica Williams developed a show with the network in 2016. 

Trevor Noah is great because he can call out people like Donald Trump and Tomi Lahren in a way that even Jon Stewart never could.

“You don’t know what real racism and working class suffering is, you silly pampered NYC liberal!”

“I grew up in apartheid South Africa, my own birth was technically illegal, I couldn’t play outside as a child because I was obviously mixed race and I have seen my fair share of crazy egotistical fascist demagogue dictators.”

That’s why Noah stands out amongst late night talk show hosts. Most of them now are like: “How could this ever have happened!? In our country?”

He’s like: “Nah, I know exactly how this happened.”

Perspective, man.