Daily Show’s Jessica Williams to star in her own scripted show for Comedy Central

“The Daily Show’s” very first African American female correspondent (in 2012), Jessica Williams left  the Comedy Central show to do her own thing. Williams signed a development deal with the network over the summer that will see her write, produce, and star in the pilot for a half-hour scripted series produced by Naomi Ekperigin,  that will center on “a politically-minded young woman who may be ‘woke’ but doesn’t know what she’s doing. Williams will also take her talents to the big screen, starring in writer/director Jim Strouse’ new film in a role specifically developed for her  titled  The Incredible Jessica James. The story follows Jessica James, an aspiring NYC playwright, who is struggling to get over a recent breakup. She sees a light at the end of the tunnel when she meets the recently divorced Boone. Together, they discover how to make it through the tough times while realizing they like each other—a lot.


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