Wyatt Cenac's stand-up special comes to Comedy Central

Stephon Johnson | 5/25/2011, 9:23 a.m.
Comedian Wyatt Cenac will have his first stand-up special air on May 14 on Comedy...
Wyatt Cenac

Comedian Wyatt Cenac will have his first stand-up special air on May 14 on Comedy Central and 11 p.m.

Titled "Wyatt Cenac: Comedy Person," the writer, regular contributor and correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" tackles a variety of topics in his one-hour special, including: rules for growing up Black, attractive neighbors, an exercise in racial epithets, his obsession with cat videos on the Internet, how Medieval Times in the future might focus on the gang wars of the 1980s and why TV is the best roommate you'll ever have.

The special was taped at New York University's Skirball Center for Performing Arts on a cold night in New York City's Greenwich Village back in January. With a long line of freezing fans waiting outside of the building for an hour, all thoughts of the cold subsided once Cenac took the stage.

As a contributor to "The Daily Show," Cenac reported his first field story about Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama back in 2008. Raised in Dallas (but born in New York City), Cenac eventually moved to North Carolina and attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cenac moved to Los Angeles after graduation and wrote for three seasons for the FOX show, "King of the Hill." Wyatt also performed stand-up and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Improv Olympic. Cenac also starred in the film "Medicine for Melancholy" in 2008. The film was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. His dry and droll sense of humor has been a hit since he joined "The Daily Show." "Comedy Person" is his coronation into the big time.

The day before the special, Cenac will join fans in an online chat to promote his "Comedy Person" special on May 13 at 1 p.m.