The comedian and author went viral last summer when she hosted an Instagram Live show “from my bedroom.” Not only did she host and interview guests from Alyssa Milano to Alison Roman, but Ziwe was also responsible for the show’s set design, hair and makeup, costume design and talent booking. Then, if she didn’t want to do an episode, she just didn’t do it, because she was only “accountable to myself,” she tells Variety on the first Emmy edition of the “Awards Circuit” podcast. Listen below!
Now, with a new platform on Showtime and partnership with producers at A24, Ziwe finally has collaborators and can “scale the show up to the level in which I think it deserves.”
“Ziwe,” which bows May 9, is a “variety show in the truest sense,