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Jessica Williams Talks The Daily Show and Tackling Feminist Issues Through Comedy

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Some of Jessica Williams’ best-known bits as a correspondent for The Daily Show have been critiques of misogyny and sexism—including biting segments on street harassment and campus date rape. In the final part of our interview with the actress (whose new film People, Places, Things recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival), she talks about finding her voice and gaining more creative freedom on the set of the show.

Interview booked by Raquel Bruno. Executive produced by Ayana Morali.

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