Jessica Williams left The Daily Show almost two years ago and has gone on to produce and star in a Netflix series as well as HBO's upcoming comedy series 2 Dope Queens. Since her departure from the late night scene, there has been just one female host in late night, TBS' Samantha Bee, and there remains only one person of color — her old boss Trevor Noah. Despite working on new projects, Williams says she is very cognizant of the fact the late night landscape is still missing a diverse set of voices.
"I think people are killing it. I think that Samantha Bee is amazing," Williams told TV Guide during the Television Critics Association winter previews while promoting 2 Dope Queens. "I also think there is progress to be had and we need to hear more of those voices. ... I think there's definitely more work to be done and there needs to be more representation."
While Williams admits there needs to be more progress, she's also supportive of what the current late-night hosts are doing with their platforms during these turbulent political times.
"I love what [Stephen] Colbert is doing. I love John Oliver. I'm excited that it's an axiom show for HBO," Williams said.
However, don't expect the comedienne to be the one to change the tide of late night television as she embarks on the next chapter of her career.
"Not at the moment, no," Williams said of her plans to re-enter the late night ring. "I really want to do TV. I have my own show that I'm working on and I really want to do more film."
2 Dope Queens premieres Friday, Feb. 2 at 11:30/10:30c on HBO.