Next month, HBO launches the late-night docu-series WYATT CENAC’S PROBLEM AREAS, which follows the Emmy® and WGA Award-winning comedian and writer as he explores America’s most pressing issues. Kicking off its ten-episode season FRIDAY, APRIL 13 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT), the show is the latest addition to the network’s slate of late-night talk/comedy series, joining “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”
Cenac, a longtime correspondent for “The Daily Show,” examines a wide range of social and cultural problems facing Americans in the show, which will feature documentary-style field reports that serve as the focal point of each episode. These segments will take him around the country, from suburban Minneapolis to downtown Cincinnati to rural Texas, as he investigates systemic issues from his unique perspective. Cenac will also tackle more benign problems facing Americans, offering comedic solutions to everyday inconveniences. In addition, WYATT CENAC’S PROBLEM AREAS will feature in-studio commentary on current events, addressing issues and engaging the audience to keep the conversation going through social media.
From 2008 to 2012, Wyatt Cenac was a writer and correspondent on the hit late-night series “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” where he earned three Emmy® Awards and a WGA Award. The album of his hour-long standup special, “Brooklyn,” which he also directed, was nominated for a 2015 Grammy for Best Comedy Album. His other TV credits include a starring role in the series “People of Earth,” plus “Archer,” “Maron,” “Bojack Horseman” and “Bob’s Burgers.”
The executive producers of WYATT CENAC’S PROBLEM AREAS are Wyatt Cenac, Ezra Edelman (the Oscar®-winning “O.J.: Made in America”), John Oliver (HBO’s Emmy®-winning “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”), Tim Greenberg (Emmy® winner for “The Daily Show”), David Martin, James Taylor, Jon Thoday and Hallie Haglund (Emmy® winner for “The Daily Show”), who is also head writer. Diane Fitzgerald (Emmy® winner for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”) is co-executive producer on the show, produced for HBO by Avalon Television.