8:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
'The Daily Show' Adds Dulce Sloan as New Correspondent
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah is expanding.
Dulce Sloan has been tapped to join the series as a new correspondent. She will make her debut this week with an in-studio desk piece.
The addition of Sloan follows that of Michael Kosta in July and comes as correspondent Jordan Klepper prepares to exit for his own Comedy Central series The Opposition, which launches Sept. 25 in the post-Daily Show time slot.
The gig brings Sloan back to Comedy Central, where she previously appeared on Chris Hardwick's @midnight. The past two pilot seasons, she landed roles in the Eva Longoria and Amy Poehler comedies Type-A and Dumb Prince, respectively. She previously served as a correspondent on E! News Daily.
She was recently named one of the 10 Comedians You Need to Know by Rolling Stone as well as a comedian to watch on The Steve Harvey Show and won NBC's Stand-Up Showcase in 2016. She is repped by APA, Levity Entertainment Group and Jackoway Tyerman.
Watch Sloan's recent Conan appearance below.
For The Daily Show, Sloan's addition comes after a record ratings month. August was the show's most-watched month ever under Trevor Noah with an average of 1.6 million viewers a night, up 37 percent from a year ago. (The series also rose 29 percent in the adults 18-49 demo, notching an average 0.72 rating.)
The Daily Show also surpassed The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to become the top late-night show among adults 18-34 for the month.
Noah also exec produces alongside Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz and Jill Katz. Justin Melkmann serves as co-executive producer, alongside supervising producers Max Browning, Eric Davies, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati and Elise Terrell. The series is directed by Paul Pennolino. Sarah Babineau is the executive in charge of production for Comedy Central.