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Wyatt Cenac Is Developing a Topical Show for Pivot

It's a great year for new shows by past and present Daily Show correspondents, and now another project has joined the mix. Capital New York reports that Wyatt Cenac is currently developing a comedy for the Pivot network "that would provide his unique take on topical issues in an unconventional format." In addition to the Cenac project, Samantha Bee also has her own weekly satirical show in the works at TBS as well as a family comedy starring her husband and fellow Daily Show alum Jason Jones.

Wyatt Cenac Feels Weird About Competing with Superstars

Here's a clip from Wyatt Cenac's visit to Conan from last night, where he reveals which big comedy star booked an upcoming show in Madison, Wisconsin not only the same night as his show, but in a theater across the street from where Cenac is scheduled to perform. Thankfully he already has experience competing with big name celebrities, which he describes in cringeworthy detail. Watch more from his interview below:

Tig Notaro Books Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Herself and More for The Betzen Ball

The Bentzen Ball, the Washington DC comedy festival curated by Tig Notaro, returns again this October 10 through 13 with an awesome looking line-up. Hosted by DC online mag Brightest Young Things, opening night features Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Jon Dore, found footage gurus Everything Is Terrible, and Tig herself, while closing night's show will feature Ira Glass and friends. Tickets to those shows are available now, and more shows will be announced soon.

Tig began curating The Bentzen Ball, named after a Danish doctor who supposedly laughed so hard while watching A Fish Called Wanda that he died, in 2009 after the city's DCcomedyFest died. After her – to put [...]

Wyatt Cenac Files His Last 'Daily Show' Report

The Daily Show and The Colbert Report each aired their final episodes of the year last night, and The Daily Show said goodbye to one of its own, correspondent Wyatt Cenac. This is Cenac's final report, in which he travels to Puerto Rico to interview the country's biggest foam journalist. Cenac joined The Daily Show as both a correspondent and writer in 2008, and he will be greatly missed. We here at Splitsider look forward to seeing what his next project is, especially now that he's been turned into a puppet.

Let's Hear from the Comedians Who Played Comedians in 'Sleepwalk with Me'

Great acting, Lutz! Sorry you're typecast as a hotel front desk person. Have you seen Sleepwalk with Me yet? Is it just 90 minutes of comedians watching other movies and resting their heads on each other's shoulders. If so, two tickets, please. If not, only one ticket, please.

Here's the Trailer for David Cross's Directorial Debut 'Hits'

David Cross directed his first film in 2013 called Hits, which premiered at Sundance last year and now has a full trailer. Hits stars Matt Walsh as a father in a small New York town who becomes unexpectedly famous thanks to YouTube and includes cast Meredith Hagner, Amy Sedaris, James Adomian, Derek Waters, Wyatt Cenac, and more. The film doesn't yet have a premiere date, but that shouldn't make you any less excited to see what Cross has in store for his first time behind the camera.

Wyatt Cenac's New Netflix Special 'Brooklyn' Premieres on October 21st

Former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac has a brand new special coming out next month. According to Deadline, Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 21st on both Netflix and as a 1,000 piece limited edition vinyl LP through Cenac's own production company Amalgamated Bear. Directed by Cenac and filmed at Brooklyn's Union Hall, the special will follow "Wyatt’s observations ranging from the weirdness of adults giving each other hickeys, to watching the neighborhood where his grandmother lived for decades become the backdrop for at least three network sitcoms, a cop drama and probably a reality show about cheesemongers." The special features appearances from Eugene Mirman, [...]

Kanye West's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Pilot Was Pre-tty, Pre-tty Fascinating

One week after a clip of Kanye West's failed HBO comedy pilot was discovered hiding in plain sight and subsequently taken down by the TV network that purports to not be TV, Wyatt Cenac decided to answer the call and be a hero, screening the episode in its entirety at his weekly Night Train show at Littlefield in Gowanus. I was fortunate enough to be in the audience to watch one of the most fascinating failed pilots of all time.

Wyatt Cenac Is Filing His Last 'Daily Show' Report Next Month

Longtime Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac will be leaving the series at the end of the year, Vulture reports. Cenac, who joined the show as both a correspondent and writer in 2008, will make his last appearance on December 13th, The Daily Show's last new episode of 2012. No word yet on what Wyatt Cenac's post-Daily Show plans are, but the guy's got a lot to keep him busy. Cenac was developing his own Comedy Central series this past year, an 80s-style public affairs show he created and hosted, but the network passed on the project. Since then, he's been working on his stand-up career, appeared in Mike [...]

Fun Fun Fun Fest Has a Funny Funny Funny Comedy Line-Up

What a great trend it has been for music festivals to include comedians. Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which this year runs from November 2-4, is one such example. This year's festival will include performances from Hannibal Buress, Wyatt Cenac, Tig Notaro, Eugene Mirman and more. It's perfect for that certain person who wants to pregame for Refused's Swedish Socialist hardcore by listening to David Cross crack some jokes. Check out the full comedy stage line-up below. Yes, it includes a Weird Al Tribute Band:

Wyatt Cenac: Standup, Writer, Puppet Aficionado

Wyatt Cenac is best known as being a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as writing for King of The Hill. He’s also been in films such as Sleepwalk With Me and Darren Grodsky’s independent film Growing Up (and Other Lies). Working more on his own projects these days, the New York comic wrote and directed his new one-hour standup special on Netflix, Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn. He’s currently traveling for his tour "Wyatt Cenac Live in Brooklyn in ___(insert city name here)___", and I caught up with him to talk to him about his plans for doing more of his own projects. Hint: they involve puppets.

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Talking to Wyatt Cenac About 'The Daily Show', Writing for 'King of the Hill', and What's Next for Him

Since leaving The Daily Show at the end of last year, comedian Wyatt Cenac has been keeping busy with a variety of new projects. He's been hosting the popular New York standup show Night Train, filmed a role in the upcoming David Cross-directed movie Hits, and has been developing TV projects of his own. I recently had the chance to chat with Wyatt Cenac about Kanye West's Curb Your Enthusiasm pilot that he starred in and recently screened at Night Train, writing for King of the Hill, and why he decided to leave The Daily Show.

Watch Nick Turner Try to Do Stand-Up While His Keys Are Locked in the Car with the Engine Running

New York-based stand-up Nick Turner accidentally locked his keys in his car with the engine running right before going onstage to perform this set at Wyatt Cenac's show Night Train. He also locked his set list in the car too, which causes him to only talk about his car situation for the entire set. It's completely understandable because I can't imagine being able to think/talk about anything else with my keys locked in the car and the engine running, and it turns out to be a super funny and exciting set.

'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.