Franchesca Ramsey Makes Network History By Becoming Comedy Central’s First Black Female Host

Franchesca Ramsey has been making a name for herself for years since blowing up on YouTube as the viral sensation in the 2012 video “Sh*t White Girls Say… to Black Girls.” The video got over a million views within 24 hours and had been viewed five million times over the course of five days. Since then, Ramsey has come a long way and has been featured on ABC, the Daily Mail, with Anderson Cooper, and MSNBC.

The comedian, actress, host, and writer eventually transitioned from the small screen of her YouTube channel and became the host of a recurring MTV online video series called Decoded, where she gave her take on popular social and cultural issues through the lens of a black woman in an informative and comedic way. No doubt, it is that opportunity that would eventually lead her to her next big one. As of Tuesday (April 18), Ramsey has made history for Comedy Central as the network’s first black female host!

Previously, Ramsey worked with Comedy Central as a correspondent on one of their programs, The Nightly Show. Audiences responded to her so well that the network felt Ramsey needed a show of her very own. To be honest, if anyone can do it, Franchesca Ramsey can do it. The vocal dreadloc-adorned dynamo is steadfast and articulate in her opinions and charismatic in her delivery, which is a recipe for success for any host. In addition to hosting, she will also act as executive producer.

The show, which is currently being produced under the working title The Untitled Franchesca Ramsey Project, will feature “diverse comedic voices, brutal comedy and hilarious takes on cultural and social issues,” as reported by The Root.

Check out some of Franchesca’s social commentary from MTV’s Decoded by clicking the play button below!

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Sheriden Chanel is a twenty-something writer, Beyoncé enthusiast, and lover of all things visual art. Keep up with her and her musings on social via @indiebyline.

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