Wednesday, October 15, 2014

'The Queen Latifah Show's' Robin Thede Heads to Comedy Central

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Comedy Central's The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore has found a head writer.  Robin Thede has been tapped to lead LarryWilmore's upcoming late-night show, which replaces The Colbert Report in January whenStephen Colbert segues to CBS' Late Show.

Thede was most recently head writer on syndicated daytime talker The Queen Latifah Show and also wrote for Chris Rock when he hosted the 2014 BET Awards, as well as the NAACP Image Awards. She was previously a writer on BET's satirical comedyReal Husbands of Hollywood, which starred Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe and Nick Cannon for the first two seasons. 
A Second City and Improv Olympic alum, Thede's sketch/improv credits includeIn the Flow With Affion Crockett, Mike Epps' sketch comedy series Funny Bidness and Clunkers. She has appeared in BET'sSecond Generation Wayans, Fox's Goodwin Games, TV Land'sHot in Cleveland, UPN's All of Us and Comedy Central's Key & Peele, in addition to the Marlon Wayans film A Haunted House.   The Minority Report, like the Daily Show and The Colbert Report, aims to provide a comedic look at news, current events and pop culture from different perspectives not typically seen on television. 
The news comes three months after former The Daily Show showrunner Rory Albanese was tapped to head up the 11:30 p.m. show, reuniting him with Daily Show corespondent Wilmore. Jon Stewart also serves as an executive producer. Wilmore, a veteran producer in his own right, transitioned from his duty as executive producer/showrunner on ABC's black-ish, which earned a full-season order this week, in September to focus on launching Minority Report.

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