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Jessica Williams Gives NYC Women Some Anti-Street Harassment Tips

Here's a clip of last night's fantastic Daily Show segment starring Jessica Williams, who attempts to prove that sexism and street harassment aren't issues big enough for women to complain about — until, of course, she meets with a ton of women who feel a little differently.

Jessica Williams Takes Jason Jones Behind the Scenes of Her "Black Friday Profiling" Segment

Veteran Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones is hosting a new web series "Behind the Spotlight" while the show's on break this week, and above is his interview with Jessica Williams, where they explore her role as the show's token tall correspondent and go over her very expensive segment "Black Friday Profiling," which took way more behind-the-scenes work than you'd think.

Jessica Williams Had Some Advice on Shopping While Black on Black Friday

After some recent allegations of racism at Barney's in New York, The Daily Show's Jessica Williams wanted to share some advice for black shoppers as the year's biggest shopping day approaches, so she developed a few clever plans to get around the problem.

'The Daily Show' Correspondents Will Explain the Amendments to You

Getting a little rusty on your Constitutional Amendments? Well, The Daily Show correspondents are stepping in to kick that problem to the curb. The whole news team (aka "The Best Fucking News Team Ever) have teamed up to make this series of online videos, telling you everything you need to know about the Amendments. Here's the group explaining the right to bear arms (2nd Amendment) that should scare you into watching the rest of their videos, which are embedded below.

Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams Gave Some Solid Advice to College Partiers on Last Night's 'Daily Show'

On last night's Daily Show, Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams highlighted the differences in advice you give to partying college men and women in light of the recent spate of sexual assault cases on campuses all across the country. It's one of those Daily Show segments that manages to be both funny and deadly serious at the same time, which one imagines is tricky as hell to pull off.

Talking to 'Daily Show' Correspondent Jessica Williams

In only a couple of years, Jessica Williams has become a vital member of one the most influential comedy shows on television. She joined The Daily Show in 2012 at the age of 22, making her the show's youngest correspondent ever. Since then, she's become an integral part of the Daily Show team, often reporting as the show's "Senior Youth Correspondent." I got the chance to talk to her about leaving college to join the show and the scariest part of her job.

You were so young when you started at The Daily Show. Did you have any background in political comedy or satire?

I didn’t have a lot [...]

Jon Stewart and His News Team Catch Up on Recent Anthony Weiner Controversies

Here's recently returned Jon Stewart reuniting with his news team to cover a slew of recent Anthony Weiner racial controversies. Good thing Stewart has such a big staff to help keep track of this guy.

'Variety' Tells Us about Their 10 Comics to Watch

Two weeks ago, we showed you the cover of Variety's "10 Comics To Watch" issue. The issue hits newsstands this week, so finally we can get an insight onto why Jillian Bell, Kurt Braunohler, Rob Delaney, Lil Rel Howery, Jake & Amir, Moshe Kasher, Joe Mande, Rory Scovel, and Jessica Williams are so damn watchable. Read about all of these now watched comedians here.

'The Daily Show's Jessica Williams Reacts to Petition Saying She Should Get Colbert's Slot

"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 [...]

Jessica Williams Comments on 'The Daily Show's Diversity

"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 [...]

'The Daily Show' Returns and the News Team Surveys the Hurricane Damage

Last night, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report came back from their hurricane-imposed break, and the news team took to the streets to investigate the damage in lower and upper Manhattan. Thing look pretty much the same in both neighborhoods, except folks Downtown are wielding machetes, selling rats, and drinking urine, whereas John Oliver and his Uptown cronies are doing none of those things.

The New Daily Show Correspondent Receives a Rough Welcome

"Welcome, Jessica Williams! We're so happy to have you on board as a correspondent. Here's your desk, but before you grab coffee, we're just gonna drive you out to an abandoned strip of road in Charleston, South Carolina, where you'll struggle to stand on two feet under a nuclear-looking grey sky full of bent power wires. You'll be directly in the path of a terrifyingly negative political campaign, so you can really get your hands on a good scoop. It'll be so funny. Okay, pick you up in 5 hours!" – Jon Stewart