Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac

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name = Wyatt Cenac
birthdate = birth year and age|1976
location = Dallas, Texas

Wyatt Cenac (born 1976) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his work on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart".

Personal Life

Cenac grew up in Dallas and went to high school at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. [ [http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2008/06/tonight_jesuit_grad_wyatt_cena.php Unfair Park - Tonight on The Daily Show, Jesuit Grad Wyatt Cenac Becomes Part of "The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever" ] ] He attended university in North Carolina before moving to Los Angeles to further his career.


Having worked for three years as a writer and story editor on "King of the Hill", Cenac first garnered public attention thanks to a YouTube comedy sketch impression of Barack Obama discussing "possible campaign posters." [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6uwOoDrkQs "Brock O'Bama"] ] He was considered for a role on sketch show "Saturday Night Live" in which he would have portrayed the Democratic presidential candidate, but was passed over in favour of Fred Armisen.

He has appeared on movie podcast "Battleship Pretension," discussing race in film.

In June 2008, Cenac was hired as a correspondent and writer on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart". After making several comedic appearances along with other correspondents, Cenac filed his first field report on July 21, 2008, concerning Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama. [ [http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=177061 "Baruch Obama"] . Comedy Central (2008-07-21). Retrieved on 2008-07-31.] He continues to integrate satirical Black-oriented material in his "Daily Show" segments, including "Rapper or Republican". [ [http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=178008 "Rapper or Republican"] . Comedy Central (2008-07-29). Retrieved on 2008-07-31.] Cenac has also been cast in the lead role in the indie movie "Medicine for Melancholy", a race-relations drama due for release in 2009. [ [http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/news/article/0,,4704199,00.html Wyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins Take Dose of "Melancholy Medicine" – ARTISTdirect News] .]


External links

* [http://www.wyattcenac.com Official Web Site]

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