Michelle Wolf has quickly established herself as a major voice in the comedy world and established 2018 as her breakout year, when she hosted the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She hosted the recent Netflix weekly half-hour comedy show The Break With Michelle Wolf. In 2017, Michelle’s first hour-long stand-up special Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady, premiered on HBO. The well-reviewed special tackled a wide range of topics from her surprising thoughts on feminism, the environment and how nature is sexist to the mystery surrounding public bathrooms, why Hilary Clinton could not be a “nice lady” and more of life’s everyday absurdities.
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Wolf most recently worked as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Prior to joining The Daily Show, Michelle was a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she also made her late-night television debut as a comic in July 2014. Michelle appeared regularly on the show in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created, “Grown-Up Annie.”
Wolf also created and starred in two digital series, Now Hiring and Used People for Comedy Central and wrote for the 88th Academy Awards hosted by Chris Rock. Wolf was named to Vulture’s list of “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015” and one of “The Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC” by TimeOut New York. She was also named to Rolling Stone’s list of the 25 funniest people on Twitter right now (@michelleisawolf) and selected as one of the “New Faces of Comedy” for the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Wolf headlines comedy clubs and colleges all over the United States and has performed at a number of festivals including the Riot LA Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Moontower, Bonnaroo, Just For Laughs Montreal, JFL 42 and the Dublin Comedy Festival. In 2016, she completed an incredibly successful first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a sold-out run of her debut hour-long stand-up show Michelle Wolf: So Brave. The critically acclaimed show, which earned her a nomination for the Best Newcomer Prize from the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, garnered numerous four-star reviews from top publications such as The Guardian, Herald, and Scotsman.
When not crisscrossing the nation on tour, Wolf lives in NY. She is an avid long-distance runner in her limited free time.