EXCLUSIVE: Jaboukie Young-White has passed away The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as his TV and movie cards fill up.
Young-White joined the Comedy Central comedy series late at night as a correspondent in 2018 and recently left the show quietly.
The comedian has increasingly worked on film and TV projects in front of and behind the screen, prompting him to leave the show, a decision backed by Noah and the team.
Young-White recently partnered with Issa Rae and her production company Hoorae to develop a series based on Vanessa R. Panfil’s The Band’s All Queer: The Lives Of Gay Band Members for HBO and also works with Insecure creates in a recurring on-screen role in her music industry comedy Rap Sh * t.
He is also writing a script for an animated feature inspired by the music of the late rapper Juice WRLD.
On screen, he recently starred in a romantic comedy film Dating and New York, had a recurring role on Hulu’s Only murder in the building, expresses the protagonist Truman in Amazon’s animated comedy Fairfax and co-stars with Joaquin Phoenix in Mike Mills’ A24 drama Come on come on.
Deadline understands that there are no immediate plans to replace Young-White The daily show, which always has a large group of correspondents, which currently includes Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan and Roy Wood Jr. as well as contributors such as Jordan Klepper.
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