WME Signs Comedian and Writer Robin Thede (Exclusive)
Her upcoming BET show 'The Rundown with Robin Thede' will make her the only woman of color currently hosting a late-night TV show.
WME has signed Robin Thede, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The move will reunite her with agent Ashley Holland, who moved over from CAA in July.
When her Chris Rock- and Jax Media-produced show The Rundown with Robin Thede premieres on BET this fall, Thede will become the only woman of color currently hosting a late-night TV show, and the second female late-night host alongside Samantha Bee.
Thede served as head writer for the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner, the first black woman to serve in such a capacity in the history of that event. The 2016 dinner was hosted by Larry Wilmore, with whom Thede worked as head writer and correspondent on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.
Thede's other credits include serving as head writer on the syndicated The Queen Latifah Show and writing for the first two seasons of Kevin Hart's BET parody series Real Husbands of Hollywood. She also has appeared in front of the camera on the cabler's Second Generation Wayans, Fox's The Goodwin Games and Comedy Central's Key and Peele. She was a writer/performer on Fox's sketch comedy series In the Flow With Affion Cockett, and she can currently be seen as a guest star on Hulu's Difficult People.
As an active member of the WGA East, Thede is part of the team working on the TV diversity bill, which passed in the New York State Senate and Assembly in June.
She continues to be represented by attorney Nina Shaw of Del Shaw.