Ex-Daily Show correspondent/stand up comedian Wyatt Cenac will be bringing the funny to the Troc tonight so we got him on the horn for a wiseass Q&A. DISCUSSED: Cee-Lo, The Grey Album, Danger Mouse, King Of The Hill, black Republicans, banging Lena Dunham, why he left the Daily Show and what comes next.
PHAWKER: So, what’s it like working with Cee-Lo? Really LOVE that “Crazy” song and that Grey Album was rad!
WYATT CENAC: I once went on a date with a woman who told me that she had also dated Danger Mouse. We stopped hanging out. My guess is she’s now desperately trying to meet Channing Frye.
PHAWKER: What was your ah-ha! moment when you decided being funny for a living was what you were going to do with your life?
WYATT CENAC: Probably the moment somebody paid me to do comedy in something other than drink tickets.
PHAWKER: You were a writer and story editor for King Of the Hill, tell us something about that show that nobody’s supposed to know.
WYATT CENAC: That writer and story editor are the same thing.
PHAWKER: If you were on Girls, you would be the black Republican banging Lena Dunham. Discuss.
WYATT CENAC: Would I? With the amount of people who regularly ask me if I’m stoned, I’d figure I would play the capoeira instructor or the reiki healer.
PHAWKER: Wait, you’re not stoned all the time? What was a typical day in the life of a Daily Show correspondent?
WYATT CENAC: When part of your job includes interviewing a five foot tall puppet from Puerto Rico about its place in the world of journalism, there are no typical days.
PHAWKER: Why did you leave The Daily Show? And don’t say ‘It’s a black thing, you wouldn’t understand.’
WYATT CENAC: You’re kind of hung up on race.
PHAWKER: It’s a white thing you wouldn’t understand.
PHAWKER: I left the show because it felt like the right time for me to venture out and focus on developing my own things.
PHAWKER: So what comes next?
WYATT CENAC: Working on it.
PHAWKER: The secret of comedy is…?
WYATT CENAC: A black thing that you wouldn’t understand.