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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.

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

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.