"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 [...]
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.
"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