The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore adds Franchesca Ramsey to its roster of contributors with her first appearance on the show coming February 2 at 11:30p. Ramsey joins the talented roster of current Nightly Show contributors, which includes Rory Albanese, Jordan Carlos, Grace Parra, Robin Thede, Ricky Velez, Holly Walker and Mike Yard. Ramsey will also be a writer on the series. “We’re very excited to have Franchesca and her tremendous skill set join the show. We were just going to hire her skill set, but we agreed to hire her as well. So it’s a win-win,” said Wilmore.
Franchesca Ramsey is a New York City based writer, actress, video blogger and host of the MTV web series Decoded. Known to many online fans as Chescaleigh, Ramsey created her first viral video, “Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls”, in January of 2012. It garnered more than 1.5 million views in 24 hours, 5 million views in just 5 days, currently has 11 million views. Ramsey’s two YouTube channels have more than 250,000 subscribers combined and more than 26 million views. Her Chescaleigh YouTube comedy channel features a mix of song parodies, impersonations and original characters along with socially conscious and topical comedy sketches. Her Chescalocs YouTube channel focuses on beauty, natural hair care and styling. We are looking forward to her impact on the show.