‘SNL’ Writer Sam Jay Gets HBO Late Night Show

Written by on September 30, 2020

Sam Jay has earned her approach into the late evening fold at HBO.

The Saturday Evening Reside author will host a weekly present that’s yet-to-be named beginning in 2021. It would even be govt produced by Insecure’s Prentice Penny.

Jay joined the writing employees of the NBC comedy sketch comedy present in October 2017. Her first hour-long comedy particular, three In The Morning, debuted on Netflix final month.

The half-hour lengthy present may have Jay tackling the highest trending subjects in Black tradition, together with race, politics, sexual identification, science, superstar, faith, and extra from her distinctive standpoint.

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“Sam is fiercely humorous, provocative, and a whole authentic. Her comedy seamlessly glides between vulnerability and grit, and he or she all the time makes you see the world in a complete new approach,” Nina Rosenstein, EVP, HBO Programming, stated in an announcement, in line with Deadline. “Becoming a member of forces with Prentice to deliver Sam’s expertise to late-night is an ideal match.”

“I’m actually excited to deliver my standpoint to late-night tv and have felt nothing however help creatively from HBO and A Penny For Your Ideas,” stated Jay. “So everybody put on your masks and vote so I could make my TV present.”

“I’m so excited to create this mission with Sam as I feel she’s top-of-the-line comedian minds right this moment,” added Penny. “Once I first began desirous about this concept, I knew I needed to create it with somebody who was good, humorous, irreverent, and boundary-pushing. Somebody who would elevate it to a spot that not solely challenges the tradition, however challenges all of us to suppose totally different and be higher. Sam is undoubtedly that individual. I’m extraordinarily honored to work together with her on this and we’re each extremely grateful to Casey, Nina and everybody at HBO who believed on this mission from the start. It’s going to be a enjoyable trip.”

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