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Ziwe: The Black Friend Tour
Ziwe is a talented comedian, writer, and actress, who has taken the Internet by storm
and captured audiences nationwide with her signature candor, wit, and salient
commentary on race and politics in America. She has been named to Forbes 30 Under
30 2021 and received critical acclaim by The New York Times, TIME, and Variety
Ziwe hosted the A24 produced late-night variety sketch show, Ziwe. Season 1 boasted
guests including Fran Leibowitz, Gloria Steinem, and Stacey Abrams. As one of TIME’s
100 Next Gen Leaders, her refreshing approach to broadcast journalism represents the
renaissance of late-night. Season 2 of the series included guests such as Chet Hanks
and Emily Ratajkowski, Julia Fox, Drew Barrymore, and Michael Che.
Hailed as the multi-hyphenate comedic voice to emerge from social media, Ziwe
garnered attention during the early months of the pandemic with her provocative and
hilarious interviews on her Instagram Live & YouTube talk series, Baited. The show
featured interviews full of hard truths with the likes of Caroline Calloway, Alison Roman,
Rose McGowan, and Jeremy O. Harris.
In 2021, Ziwe released an album of songs from her Showtime show titled, Ziwe: A
Famously Iconic Soundtrack, which is available on Apple Music & Spotify, and she
plans to release more music in the coming months. She is also in the process of writing
a much-anticipated book of essays, entitled “The Book of Ziwe''.
Ziwe has an impressive career history in the television and comedy fields; she was
recently featured on Succession and The Great North, previously a Story Editor on
Apple TV+’s Dickinson. She wrote on Showtime’s Desus & Mero, The Onion, and
BET’s The Rundown with Robin Thede. Ziwe has built a fanbase in the podcast space
as well, as a co-host of Crooked Media’s Hysteria. Ziwe also hosts the hit live event,
“Pop Show,” where she performs original pop songs and consistently sells out venues
including Brooklyn’s Bell House, the Music Hall of Williamsburg and more.
Ziwe is based in New York City and originally hails from Lawrence, Massachusetts. She
began her career as an intern at Comedy Central and quickly rose up the ranks,
becoming a late-night TV writer at just 25-years-old.