With Stephen Colbert just setting the countdown to the end of The Colbert Report, the show that will succeed it, The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore, is gearing up with the hire of Robin Thede as head writer. Most recently, Thede was head writer on the syndicated daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show and wrote for Chris Rock for the 2014 BET Awards. Previously, she was a writer for the first two seasons of BET’s Real Husbands Of Hollywood. Premiering in January 2015, The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore is described as a comedic look at news, current events and pop culture from unique perspectives not typically on display in late-night television.
A writer, actress, sketch and improvisational comedian (Second City, Improv Olympic), Thede worked as both a writer and performer on Fox’s sketch comedy TV series In The Flow With Affion Crockett, executive produced by Jamie Foxx. Her on-screen TV credits also include roles on Second Generation Wayans (BET), Goodwin Games (Fox) and Hot In Cleveland (TV Land).
Additionally, CAA-repped Thede has created several digital videos, including Funny Or Die’s Every Little Step with Wayne Brady, Bobby Brown and Mike Tyson.
The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore was created by Jon Stewart and will be produced by Stewart’s Busboy Productions, with Stewart, Wilmore and Rory Albanese serving as executive producers.