Alert: There’s a new podcast to add to your library.
Comedian, Michelle Buteau’s Late Night Whenever debuts on April 3 and is bringing a weekly dose of laughs to listeners.
Buteau, who you may recognize from VH1’s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele or NBC’s Last Comic Standing, will serve the funny with guest interviews and live music.
“Is it weird that I’m more excited about this podcast then I was planning my wedding,” Buteau asked ESSENCE.
“Between my years of stand-up, hosting, and acting I simply cannot wait to use the tips, tricks, and tools I’ve learned along the way to host my very own show. The hustle is real—and we know there could and should be more women hosting late night, which is why I simply heart WNYC Studios for giving me and my freckled face the opportunity to deliver my version of a late night show straight to your cute little earbuds.”
Born in New Jersey to a Haitian father and Jamaican mother, Buteau’s brand of comedy is raw and socially-conscious. As the unofficial third dope queen to Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams’ comedic duo, 2 Dope Queens, Buteau will also appear in their February HBO special.
“In Late Night Whenever, I’ll welcome celebrity guests, comedian friends, and always have my homey, my Black Dr. Phil, my professional friend and music director Rob Lewis, by my side,” Buteau said about Lewis who’s produced for Christina Aguilera and Patti LaBelle.
Live tapings of the show will happen every Tuesday at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in NYC.
“My audience members will serve a huge part of the show as my walking Yelp review for life! Oh, we’re about to get très très interactive, in a good way. I mean, is there a bad way?”