It's true: Jessica Williams, the youngest and one of the most successful Daily Show correspondents, is headed out for her own project on the same network, Comedy Central. After four years of four-nights-a-week appearances under Jon Stewart and now Trevor Noah, Williams has said she "feels like she's growing up and graduating." Rising up from L.A.'s Upright Citizens Brigade to Daily Show entertainer at age 22, we'd say she grew up pretty quick!
Her leaving may be a big loss to the Daily Show as the first correspondent to step down since Noah took over, but it seems like for fans, her absence from the tube won't be long. Williams signed a deal back in March with Comedy Central for her own show, which she is to be writing, producing, and starring in alongside co-producer Naomi Ekperigin, writer from Broad City. With this team, the to-be-titled show is sure to be a hit.
Throwback! Jessica William preps for her BUST shoot.
But what are we going to do without Jessica on the Daily Show? We don't really know yet, but we've got high hopes for this fab BUST cover girl. Needless to say, wherever she goes, we will probably follow. In the meantime, make sure to get your fix with Williams' hit podcast, 2 Dope Queens, co-hosted by the equally as awesome Phoebe Robinson.
Jessica and Phoebe getting ready to record 2 Dope Queens.
Check out the Daily Show's tribute to Williams' work as a correspondent below:
Images via Facebook, Comedy Central.
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