photo by Bea Helman

“Ziwe Fumudoh is an American comedian and comic writer based in Brooklyn who is notable for her saucy and sarcastic commentary on politics and race and young adulthood.”

-Alex HawGood, The NY Times  

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

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. Currently, She is a writer on the show Desus and Mero. She has 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.

Every month she appears in a show that she created at Brooklyn's Union Hall entitled Pop Show in which she performs original pop songs. A reviewer in Forbes magazine wrote that she has the "confidence of an old comedy pro”.