Michelle Wolf’s The Break set for Netflix May premiere
VOD News | On 12, Apr 2018
Michelle Wolf’s late night Netflix talk show has got itself a title and a release date.
Called The Break, the weekly show will premiere on the streaming service this May, bringing a half-hour dose of comedy to the world. Promising to “make fun of everything and everybody” with “no preaching and political agenda”, the series will be a variety and sketch programme, aiming to make a break from the “seriousness of today’s late night comedy”.
With four years of working on shows including, The Daily Show and Late Night w/ Seth Meyers, Michelle is a veteran of the comedy scene, also making her London stage debut earlier this year. She will also be hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday 28th April. Now, it’s her turn to host her own talk show.
The Break with Michelle Wolf will premiere on Netflix on Sunday 27th May.
Michelle Wolf gets her own Netflix talk show
13th February 2018
Michelle Wolf has landed her own late night Netflix talk show.
The talented comedian, who has four years of working on shows including The Daily Show and Late Night w/Seth Meyers, may be familiar to UK audiences from her appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Live at the Apollo, or her show-stealing guest spot on Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy in 2016, following the US election.
Now, it’s her turn to host, with a weekly Netflix half hour talk show. The show, which does not have a title yet, continues Netflix’s push into the competitive late night space, with new shows from David Letterman and Joel McHale taking different approaches to the talk show format, following an unsuccessful series with Chelsea Handler. Wolf, however, will take a break from the seriousness of most late night comedy. Instead of making the news fun, she’ll make fun of everything and everybody. There will be no preaching or political agenda… unless it’s funny.
Michelle says: “You can expect the types of jokes my former bosses would tell me we couldn’t do on TV.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Michelle, a gifted writer and performer with a singular voice,” adds Bela Bajaria, Vice President of Content, Netflix.
Michelle will Executive Produce through her Cats in Pants banner. Daniel Bodansky will also Executive Produce.
Dan Powell (Inside Amy Schumer) and Christine Nangle (The President’s Show, The Mick) will serve as co-show runners and Executive Producers.
The series will premiere on Netflix later this year.