hide caption. There’s an extraordinary lack of poise at play here. Throughout the past four years Williams pursued and reported on important and controversial social issues, such as transgender rights, marriage equality, and street harassment. This week offers up a perfect example. I'm like, I have something to prove." And so once I did that, then I felt a lot more confident about what I was doing. Do you understand me?" She was just 22 and still in college when she landed a gig as a correspondent on The Daily Show in 2012. I think when I first started the show I was really, really worried about what other people thought and what other people thought of me. I was always told that I acted too white. Often, a story about a show’s apparent missteps is a story about a management issue or a human resources problem. And when asked about leaving during an election year, Williams says: “We’re in good hands as long as we have Sam and Oliver and Trevor. This disconnect has been borne out in behind-the-scenes tremors, too. Williams joined the show four years ago and was both the youngest correspondent to ever join and the first black woman. Would one of your little cousins have that?" Stewart made “The Daily Show” not just a venue for political jokes but also a platform for everyday media criticism. And because she had come from poverty and had made this life for herself and had made this life for me, she really wanted me to understand that because of the way that I looked, I would always have to be excellent. Mom, when you think about it, when you really think about it, Cs aren't really that bad. You will never ever be average. On the most challenging parts of working for The Daily Show. She joins the ranks of other successful Daily Show alums, including John Oliver and Samantha Bee, who have currently airing political commentary/news shows. It’s wonderful to see Williams getting her own show after the past four years on The Daily Show. Jessica Williams, the fan-favorite correspondent on The Daily Show, is leaving to start her own scripted comedy show on Comedy Central, Entertainment Weekly reports.Thursday’s show will be her last Daily Show appearance.. Williams joined the show four years ago and was both the youngest correspondent to ever join and the first black woman. And she's pointing to my computer, and I don't say anything. (Brown was convicted of felony assault against his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.) Williams will be writing, co-producing and starring, with Ekperigin co-producing. Jessica Williams plays a struggling playwright who is trying to get over an ex-boyfriend in The Incredible Jessica James. I really had to psych myself up to do it. And so she says, "Average? Right now, the vision of that alternate universe is a rosy one. And I think a lot of that stuff got into my head, where I was like, Aw man, should I be here? I remember that being the first time where I felt like my body wasn't my own, and as a woman, my body, no matter what I did with it, it belonged to somebody else and I was responsible for guarding this idea of purity, and if I didn't there was something wrong with me. Now Williams is starring in The Incredible Jessica James, a Netflix film, which she also executive produced, about an aspiring playwright who's getting over a bad breakup. I grew up hearing, "You're pretty for a black girl," "You speak well for a black girl." When you really think about it, Cs are just average, and is average really that bad? Despite her early success, Williams says that her career before that wasn't always smooth sailing: "I am a 6-foot tall black woman and I have been since I was about 13 years old. Mar 1, 2020, 9:46 am* Internet Culture . And she was like, "You tell me. Williams is not wasting any time, either: Her final outing with “The Daily Show” is tonight. Go knock someone up in Texas!”, Indeed: A bastion of liberal thought in America made a joke about women having broader freedoms in reproductive health by addressing a joke specifically at people with penises. For a show that so successfully built its audience by gaining its trust, these missteps have proven to have a chilling effect on the new “Daily Show”’s ability to gain critical momentum.