Wyatt Cenac was born on April 19, 1976 in New York City, New York. After the death of his father, Cenac moved with his mother to Dallas, Texas in 1981. Cenac graduated from the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After college, he moved to Los Angeles and by 2008 he was hired on “the Daily Show with Jon Stewart” as a correspondent and writer. He released his first stand up album, “Brooklyn” in 2014, which was nominated for a Grammy that same year and also available on Netflix. Since his start in comedy he has written, acted, and recorded voiceovers for multiple TV shows and movies, released 3 comedy albums, and currently hosts his own show on HBO entitled, “Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas”.
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at Wyatt Cenac. Cenac has a unique way of combining social commentary and absurdity. He’s able to weave in and out of the two, which allows for him to touch on serious topics in a way that is very entertaining and palatable for any audience. Cenac has a very distinct perspective, which sets him apart from other comics and draws viewers in.
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