Wyatt Cenac's Problem AreasLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas would benefit from having a studio audience
Cenac seemed like a man ranting alone in his basement rec room on the premiere of his HBO late-night show.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas is a funny and necessary addition to late-night
The former Daily Show correspondent's new HBO show, premiering Friday, is mostly Trump-free, as he states at the top of his first episode. "Watching the show can feel like you’re sitting down for a chat with your informed and similarly left-leaning friend—that is, if your charismatic friend also had a camera crew, a 10-episode order from HBO, and three Emmys for outstanding writing on a variety show," says Danette Chavez. "But Cenac’s not interested in preaching to the choir or rehashing liberal talking points. The loose structure of the show—there’s no real monologue, but there are segments and cheeky, animated asides—mirrors Cenac’s desire to map out a blueprint for change. He knows this means there will be a few, if not many, wrong turns and dead ends, but he’s not afraid to admit he doesn’t have all the answers."
- Cenac shakes up a tired late-night formula and breathes life into a crowded arena
- Cenac's show strives to have something rare on late-night: a genuine conversation
- We could talk about Trump and the presidency, but a lot of people do that," says Cenac
- Each of 10 episodes will explore some aspect of police violence
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Watch Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas HBO trailer
The Daily Show alum's new docuseries from producer John Oliver premieres on April 13.
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 12:17PM EST
Wyatt Cenac's HBO docuseries gets a title and premiere date
Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, which Cenac's fellow Daily Show alum and HBO star John Oliver is producing, premieres on April 13 at 11:30 p.m.