New Comedy Show Reimagines the Late Night Talk Show for Podcasting

Live Podcast Tapings Kick Off on March 13 in The Greene Space at WNYC

Tickets Available Now: www.LateNightWhenever.com/tix   

(New York, NY – January 23, 2018)
– From the producers behind hit WNYC Studios podcasts 2 Dope Queens, Sooo Many White Guys, and Nancy, comes LATE NIGHT WHENEVER, a hilarious send-up of late night TV, complete with celebrity guests, live music, and stand-up. Host Michelle Buteau, a 2 Dope Queens fan favorite and VH1 host, is known for her raw comedy and disarming style—she’ll bring both to the stage on LATE NIGHT WHENEVER. Guests will get personal and reveal all. Even the audience will have the opportunity to get in on the action in this podcast recorded live in downtown New York City. Michelle will be joined by one-man house band Rob Lewis, producer and musical director for stars like Christina Aguilera and Patti LaBelle.

Live tapings will kick off on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30pm EST and take place weekly through May 1 in The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC; tickets are available now, here.

The LATE NIGHT WHENEVER podcast will launch on Tuesday, April 3.  

Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, Michelle Buteau’s stand-up appearances also include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central, and Last Comic Standing. She’s appeared on the screen on Broad City, Key & Peele, The Eric Andre Show, and on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz, where she served as a co-host. In addition, she will be a featured performer on the much-anticipated 2 Dope Queens special coming out this February on HBO.

“Is it weird that I'm more excited about this podcast then I was planning my wedding?!?” said Buteau. “Between my years of stand-up, hosting, and acting I simply cannot wait to use the tips, tricks, and tools I've learned along the way to host my very own show! The hustle is real, y’all—and we know there could and should be more women hosting late night, which is why I simply heart WNYC Studios for giving me and my freckled face the opportunity to deliver my version of a late night show straight to your cute little earbuds. It's the same kind of joy like when you try on your clothes in the morning and they actually fit. In LATE NIGHT WHENEVER, I'll welcome celebrity guests, comedian friends, and always have my homey, my Black Dr. Phil, my professional friend and music director Rob Lewis, by my side. Not to mention my audience members who will serve a huge part in the show as my walking Yelp review for life! Oh, we're about to get très très interactive, in the good way. I mean, is there a bad way?” 

“The first time I saw Michelle perform at a 2 Dope Queens show, I nearly fell on the floor laughing,” said Paula Szuchman, Vice President of On-Demand Content, WNYC Studios. “I knew we needed to work with her, and I’m so excited it’s happening. Michelle is one of the few performers I’ve seen who can bring the audience into an on-stage conversation so seamlessly, and who can get guests to reveal new sides of themselves. She’s like a therapist, but funny and with no degree in therapy. LATE NIGHT WHENEVER is the perfect vehicle for her and a truly original podcast.”



WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio, home to some of the most critically acclaimed and popular podcasts of the last decade, including Radiolab2 Dope QueensNancyThe New Yorker Radio HourFreakonomics RadioDeath, Sex & MoneyHere’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Note To SelfOn the Media, and A Piece of Work with Abbi Jacobson. WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age in audio with podcasts and national radio programs that inform, inspire, and delight millions of intellectually curious and highly engaged listeners across digital, mobile, and broadcast platforms. Their programs include personal narratives, deep journalism, interviews that reveal, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit wnycstudios.wnyc.org.