Showtime Sets Premiere for Sketch Comedy


As the ViacomCBS network has set a May premier for the show, Ziwe has lifted the lid on her eponymous Showtime sketch comedy series. Interviews, musical numbers, guest stars, sketches, fake commercials and field parts are included in the six-part season, which received a straight-to-series order in October.

Ziwe Fumudoh, speaking on the virtual press tour of Showtime, says the show is a culmination of her improving her voice over the years, writing for shows such as Desus & Mero and Dickinson and a breakthrough Instagram Live series, via stand up.

She also said that the biggest difference was that this was a “full-fledged” production between her IG show and the Showtime series. Search Party and At Home with Amy Sedaris star Cole Escola will be included, who Ziwe said was also a writer on the show, as well as guest appearances from Jane Krakowski and Christin Milioti.

Next to Jamund Washington and Hunter Speese, Ziwe is developed by A24 and exec produces.

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