HBO is a network dedicated to comedy. Other networks rely heavily on news satirizing yet HBO tends to experiment with its comedy base. Bringing back old favorites like Curb Your Enthusiasm and trying newfound niches like the animal based Animals. has paid off in spades. Now, the premium service wants to try its hand at documentary style comedy.
In a press release, HBO announced a new show from Last Week Tonight's John Oliver and Brooklynite Wyatt Cenac. The yet to be titled show is being described as a half hour that will take host Cenac beyond the desk as he examines social and cultural issues.
“We’re thrilled to give Wyatt this opportunity to showcase his bold take on today’s social issues,” said executive vice president of HBO Programming Nina Rosenstein. “His ability to tackle tough topics with humor and insight makes this show a perfect addition to our late-night lineup.”
Executive producers include Cenac, John Oliver, Ezra Edelman, and Hallie Haglund, who also takes on the role of head writer. The ten episode show is set to premiere sometime next spring.