Ziwe: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
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User Ratings: 18

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Episodes

Air date: May 9, 2021

Ziwe discusses the phenomenon of white women with interview guest Fran Lebowitz and hosts a focus group for real women named 'Karen'.

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Air date: May 16, 2021

Ziwe considers beauty standards with special guest Eboni K. Williams. Ziwe takes a trip to see a plastic surgeon.

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Air date: May 23, 2021

Ziwe welcomes guests Bowen Yang and Patti Harrison to discuss the issue of stockpiling wealth. Later, Ziwe unveils her plans to campaign for mayor of New York City.

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Air date: May 30, 2021

Guest Phoebe Bridgers chats with Ziwe about the significance of allyship for minorities. Later, the duo creates a unique game to find the most culturally relevant ally.

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Air date: Jun 6, 2021

Ziwe contemplates immigration in America with interview guest Julio Torres.

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Air date: Jun 13, 2021

Adam Pally helps Ziwe parse the history of whitewashing in Hollywood. Later, Ziwe unveils a trailer for her biographical film.

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Ziwe: Season 1 Videos

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Interviews, sketches and more between everyday people and Ziwe, a writer, comedian and performer.

Critic Reviews for Ziwe Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Out of character, Ziwe can be strikingly earnest... On Ziwe, she's anything but-and late night's all the better for it.

May 10, 2021 | Full Review…

On "Ziwe" the understanding is that that the conversation is less about the promoting visitor than elevating the host. Fumadoh constructs the show as both a true star-making platform and a spoof of the same.

May 10, 2021 | Full Review…

The show creates a sense of closeness with Ziwe by letting us play, for thirty minutes at a time, inside her mind.

May 10, 2021 | Full Review…

Ziwe, so much bigger and glossier than Fumudoh's Instagram show, is best when it recaptures the original videos' feeling of live, uneasy, intimate, and intense conversation - when it's riding on friction and interpersonal messiness.

May 10, 2021 | Full Review…

It's when the show expands from one-on-ones that Ziwe, as a comedy project, flounders, with jokes relying too heavily on racism as a neon-lit punchline.

May 10, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

At first glance, this is a pop culture-fueled fever dream; it's Fumudoh's world and we're just living in it, and how dare we even suggest otherwise.

Jun 2, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Fans of Ziwe Fumudoh will approach this show with her web series in mind, but seen strictly as a TV show it delivers with a brand of satire that has real intelligence.

May 11, 2021 | Full Review…

As it turns out, viewers wondering if the comedian would soften up on guests once she made the transition to mainstream TV have nothing to worry about.

May 10, 2021 | Full Review…

She doesn't have much other material for a show that pales in comparison to the one whose time slot she's borrowing, "Desus & Mero."

May 10, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ziwe: Season 1

  • Jun 07, 2021
    This is so embarrassingly bad. I feel like I was personally assaulted from watching an episode of this drivel.
  • May 30, 2021
    hilarious, I laughed the entire time
  • May 14, 2021
    Another reason never to listen to paid critics and always follow the audience rating instead. Not that funny. Even the skits as commercials were not funny. Any comedian could do this kind of show. Actually comedians have already tried this kind of show and they all have been canceled.
  • May 13, 2021
    The show effortlessly toes the line between witty, satirical comedy and thought-provoking commentary on race in America. It's editing style and direct addresses to the camera by host and creator Ziwe Fumudoh hints in the most enjoyable yet subtle way that some potentially racist sh*t is occurring, thus adding a much needed layer of cultural critique to the show without the need to even speak. I'm really excited for what's to come with this series!

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