The Daily Show Adds New Correspondent
The Daily Show welcomed Jaboukie Young-White last week. The 24-year-old comedian and filmmaker joined the popular political satire show as a Correspondent. The Chicago native comes to the Comedy Central series with a fair amount of experience at making people laugh. Beginning in late 2016, several of his memes, tweets, and posts went viral. He subsequently gained prominence on social media where he grew a large following. He began performing first at Chicago clubs before relocating to New York and has since appeared twice on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, where he came out as gay. He has also worked on two Netflix series, as a writer for American Vandal and a story editor for Big Mouth. He attended DePaul University before dropping out his senior year to pursue his career in comedy. He joins Trevor Noah’s Daily Show with current talking heads Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulce Sloan, and Roy Wood Jr. Young-White made his debut on last night's episode to discuss why young people aren't voting. Watch it here.