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Ziwe Fumudoh      

Comedian, Youtuber & Writer

Ziwe Fumudoh is an American comedian and writer known for her satirical commentary on politics, race relations, and young adulthood. She created the YouTube comedy show Baited with Ziwe and its later Instagram Live iteration, she was a writer on Desus & Mero from 2018 to 2020, and in 2018 she co-hosted Crooked Media's Hysteria podcast. Fumudoh starred in and executive produced the Showtime variety series "Ziwe," which premiered in May 2021.

Her comedy career began as an intern for Comedy Central, and a year later she wrote for The Onion and "The Rundown with Robin Thede." She had a show on YouTube entitled, "Baited With Ziwe," in which she has her white friends as guests on the show and she baits them into making unwitting racial faux pas.

Fumudoh attended Phillips Academy in Andover and Northwestern University, where she studied poetry, film, and African-American studies.


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