Ziwe : Paramount Theatre Austin


2023 Headliner

Ziwe is a talented comedian, writer, and actress, who has taken the Internet by storm and captured audiences nationwide with her signature candor, wit, and salient commentary on race and politics in America. Critically acclaimed by The New York Times, TIME, and Variety, the multi-hyphenate comedic voice of 2020 garnered attention during the early months of the pandemic with her provocative and hilarious interviews on her Instagram Live & YouTube talk series, Baited. The show featured interviews full of hard truths with the likes of Caroline Calloway, Alison Roman, Rose McGowan, and Jeremy O. Harris.

Ziwe has an impressive career history in the television and comedy fields; she has guest starred on HBO’s Succession and Apple TV+’s Dickinson and voiced roles on CBS All Access’ Tooning Out the News, Fox’s The Great North, and Showtime’s Our Cartoon President. She was previously a Story Editor on Dickinson and Writer on Showtime’s Desus & Mero, Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, The Onion, and BET’s The Rundown with Robin Thede. Ziwe has built a fanbase in the podcast space as well, as a co-host of Crooked Media’s Hysteria. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ziwe also hosted the hit live event, “Pop Show,” where she performed original pop songs and consistently sold out Brooklyn’s Bell House.

Ziwe is currently writing a much-anticipated book of essays, entitled The Book of Ziwe, slated for release this fall, and Season 2 of her A24 produced late-night variety sketch show, Ziwe, will premiere on Showtime this spring. As one of TIME’s 100 Next Gen Leaders, her refreshing approach to broadcast journalism represents the renaissance of late-night. Additionally, Ziwe is in the studio recording new original music, which she plans to share later this year.

Ziwe is based in Brooklyn, NY and originally hails from Lawrence, Massachusetts. She began her career as an intern at Comedy Central and quickly rose up the ranks, becoming a late-night TV writer at just 25-years-old.