Grammy nominated NY-based stand-up comedian Wyatt Cenac is also an Emmy and WGA Award winning performer, writer, and producer. Armed with an “attentive, inquisitive perspective” (AV Club) and an “hilariously understated style” (Paste Magazine), he has become a favorite of audiences and critics alike.
In the Spring of 2018, Wyatt’s own satirical docuseries, Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas, launched on HBO and after a successful first season, was picked up for a second. The half-hour late night show takes a satirical look at social and cultural issues from Cenac’s unique perspective. Rather than sit behind a desk, he undertakes a journey to understand some big issues of the moment and investigates the real-world solutions. Executive producers on the series include Cenac, Ezra Edelman (the Oscar®-winning O.J.: Made in America), John Oliver (Emmy®-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), and Hallie Haglund (Emmy® winner for The Daily Show) who is also the head writer.
Wyatt can also currently be seen in the digital series “aka WYATT CENAC” on First Look Media’s Topic.com. Starring, written and directed by Cenac, “aka” features Wyatt as a regular, low-key New York City guy who moonlights as a vigilante superhero called “The Viceroy,” protecting gentrified Brooklyn.
Cenac recently appeared in the feature film “I Do…Until I Don’t” alongside Lake Bell and Ed Helms. His standup comedy and variety series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac streamed on NBCUniversal’s comedy-focused subscription-video service SeeSo for two seasons. The digital series, which debuted on the platform in 2016 and is based on the popular long-running weekly Brooklyn stage show, is a freewheeling mix of stand-up, music and other surprises, where anything can happen and anything is welcome. Night Train with Wyatt Cenac captures the amazing talent and spontaneity that has made the live show a staple of the New York comedy scene for the past three years. Wyatt hosts and executive produces the show. Wyatt also starred in the TBS ensemble alien abduction comedy series, People of Earth, alongside Alice Wetterlund and Ana Gasteyer. People of Earth is directed by Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) and produced by Conaco in association with Warner Horizon Television.
In February 2016, A Special Thing Records released Wyatt’s third comedy album Furry Dumb Fighter. Wyatt’s second hour standup special, Brooklyn, which he also directed, premiered on Netflix in October 2014. The special was also released as a limited-edition vinyl-only album of the same title on Other Music, which was nominated for a 2015 Grammy for Best Comedy Album. The TV hour was listed as one of the “11 Best Standup Specials of 2014” by Vulture and was praised as “some of his best, funniest insights” by The AV Club. Wyatt’s first hour special Comedy Person premiered on Comedy Central in May 2011, earning him a spot-on Paste Magazine’s “Best Comedians” list of that year. The album of the special was named one of the “Best Comedy Albums of 2011” by Huffington Post
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