Jessica Williams Bids Tearful Farewell to ‘Daily Show’ (Video)

Correspondent leaves show to focus on new Comedy Central series she created

“Daily Show” senior correspondent Jessica Williams signed off from the Comedy Central show last night with tears in her eyes.

“We tried to put together all of your greatest moments but the truth is no one show can do them justice,” host Trevor Noah told Williams.

They then ran a few clips of some of her stories, that tackled issues including being black in America, LGBT rights, and hoverboards.

Afterwards, other “Daily Show” correspondents joined Williams onstage to say their goodbyes, but it quickly devolved into fighting over who would get her office.

Williams first joined the show in 2012 at age 22, making her not only the youngest correspondent in the show’s history but also the first black woman to hold the position.

She signed a development deal with Comedy Central back in March, and is currently developing her own comedy series for the network, which she will star in, write and produce. The official description for the untitled series says it will focus on “a politically-minded young woman who may be ‘woke’ but doesn’t know what she’s doing.”

In the past few years, Williams has developed her acting chops with roles on the HBO series “Girls” and in the 2015 Jemaine Clement comedy film “People Places Things.”

Watch Williams final segment below