Film, TV & Stage

Comedy Central orders pilot of show fronted and executively produced by actress, activist and YouTube star Franchesca Ramsey

NEW SHOW: Franchesca Ramsey

COMEDY CENTRAL has ordered a pilot of a shoe fronted and executively produced by writer, actress, activist and popular vlogger Franchesca Ramsay.

The 33-year-old will will be helming a brand new show on Comedy Central, which is still untitled.

According to Variety, Franchesca plans to round up “the most diverse set of comedians on TV” to “heal America through brutal comedy, surprising guests, and breakdowns of the most pressing cultural issues you never knew you cared about.”

Announcing the news on Twitter, she wrote: “OK! here it is….I’m exec producing a pilot for my OWN LATE NIGHT SHOW ON COMEDY FREAKING CENTRAL!!!”

Not only will Franchesca, who also goes by the name ChescaLeigh, be the boss of her own series, but she will also serve as executive producer for the show.

Her show will join a new series on Comedy Central that has already been picked up to air.

In 2015, the activist hosted MTV’s Webby-nominated Decoded, which explored LBGTQ rights issues, the perils of the severely disadvantaged in this country, race, celeb culture and so much more.


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