Here's a fantastic segment from last night's Daily Show featuring correspondent Jessica Williams, who travels down to Alabama to investigate a new law that uses state money for public defenders to represent unborn children. Williams even interviews a real Alabama fetus lawyer to ask the hard hitting questions, like "How do you know if a fetus is innocent?" and "What about a fetus that eats its own twin in utero?"
Jessica Williams returned to The Daily Show last night with a new investigative report on Detroit's water shutoff program, which targets the poorest residents of the near-bankrupt city while the government turns a blind eye to its many unpaid golf course sprinklers and professional sports team fields. Like Williams's segment on street harassment than last month, this report is way more rage-inducing than it is hilarious.
"There’s a change.org petition going around that is asking for Comedy Central to give me my own spot after The Daily Show! People keep bringing it up to me and it’s like, a strange thing to ignore (for the sole purpose of being politically correct). SO I want to like, take a moment and say thank you to those that created it and signed it … That being said, I’m sure Comedy Central already has something dope in the works to take that particular spot … I’m sure it will be great and funny and wonderful! I can’t wait to see what it is … Also know that right now I am [...]
"As far as diversity's concerned, there's me, there's Al Madrigal, there's Aasif Mandvi. But I'm not walking around feeling black all the time. That would stress me out. It would make me crack. Some days I do feel that pressure of, 'What do I mean as a black woman? What am I representing?' It honestly just gives me anxiety. Ultimately, when I deliver something, a lot of times it will be from a black woman's perspective, but other times it will be just from a satirical, goofy perspective. I'm a young correspondent, so sometimes I'm just young. Sometimes I'm just straightforward. We have one of the most diverse casts out [...]