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Comedian Wyatt Cenac leaving "Daily Show"

Wyatt as a correspondent on the daily show, facing camera and smiling

For reasons that have not yet been revealed, Wyatt Cenac will be leaving his spot as a correspondent for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” at the end of this year. His last episode will air on December 13th, 2012.

Before beginning his correspondent job on “The Daily Show”, Cenac worked as a writer on “King of the Hill” for three years. When he performed a sketch for “The Doomed Planet” as (then) Senator Barack Obama he garnered some public attention for his comedic skills and he was considered for a role on “Saturday Night Live” portraying the same character. However, Cenac was passed up for this job by Fred Armisen, which led him ultimately to take a position at “The Daily Show”.

Wyatt standing sideways, looking away from camera, wearing a suitSince he began working on “The Daily Show” in 2008, he has appeared routinely in segments which generally revolve around discussing “black-oriented” material, such as in his sketch “Rapper or Republican”.

“Jon and the staff wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said a spokesperson for “The Daily Show” about his departure. While he will be missed by fans of the show and his character, Cenac has other projects to keep him occupied while he looks for his next comedic role. He plays the voice of Lenny and Michael Johnson in Nickelodeons “Fanboy and Chum Chum”, which should keep him busy in the meantime.


Details
Show:
- The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Person:
- Wyatt Cenac
- Jon Stewart
Network:
- Comedy Central

Written by: Rachel Anne
Nov 26th, 2012, 9:33 pm

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Message Posted On Nov 26th, 2012, 9:49 pm

While I wish he wasn't leaving TDS, I hope Wyatt has lots of success elsewhere. He's been one of their funnier correspondents since he came on board.

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