A Conversation with Michelle Wolf
From her Netflix and HBO stand-up specials to headlining the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner to being a writer and performer on multiple comedy shows, Wolf is a tried and true comedian, keeping any crowd laughing and engaged. Considered an influential voice in comedy, Wolf shares stories about her life and career and how her unique approach to joke writing has made her brand of humor accessible to so many people around the world.
Michelle Wolf has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the comedy landscape with the Village Voice calling her “the voice comedy needs right now” and The Daily Beast declaring, “Michelle Wolf is the future of stand-up comedy.” Most recently, Wolf released her second hour-long stand-up special Michelle Wolf: Joke Show on Netflix. Previously, she made international headlines as the much buzzed-about headliner of the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner.
In 2017, Wolf debuted her first hour-long stand-up special, Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady, on HBO. The well-reviewed special tackled a wide range of topics from her surprising thoughts on feminism, the environment and why Hilary Clinton could not be a “nice lady,” and more of life’s everyday absurdities. She received a Primetime Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special."
Wolf created and served as the executive producer, writer, and host of the critically-acclaimed variety sketch series The Break with Michelle Wolf on Netflix. Prior to The Break, Wolf was an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she also made her late-night television debut in July 2014. Wolf also wrote on the 88th Academy Awards hosted by Chris Rock.
Wolf headlines comedy clubs and colleges all over the country and has performed at a number of festivals including Outside Lands, 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 New York. She is an avid long-distance runner in her limited free time.