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Julia Fox is next in line to sit on Ziwe’s pink throne

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Ziwe is back for its second instalment of season 2 and – what's that? The gentle quake of white celebrities shaking in their boots? Sounds about right.

Back in May, Showtime dropped six episodes from the second season, with guests including the likes of Ilana Glazer, Emily Ratajkowski and Rowan Blanchard. The episodes covered topics from female empowerment and gay pride to the climate crisis and critical race theory. Below, we break down what's in store for the final six episodes of Ziwe season 2.

What is Ziwe about?

If you've been tuning into Ziwe from the beginning, you'll already be across what the show is about. If you haven't, let's bring you up to speed. Named after its host, Nigerian-American comedian Ziwerekoru Fumudoh (Ziwe for short), the variety show confronts America (and much of the white Western world's) discomfort around race, racism and other social and political issues with satire. It's safe to say a lot of uncomfortable guests have sat in that pink armchair.

Originally airing in 2021, Ziwe's first guest was the inimitable Fran Lebowitz who was asked about her thoughts on white women. Other guests during season one have included Phoebe Bridgers for an episode on allyship, and Julio Torres to discuss immigration.

Who will star in the final episodes of season 2?

Strap yourself in because next up on the hot seat is Drew Barrymore, Julia Fox, Blake Griffin and Amber Riley among others. Icons like Chloe Cherry, Benito Skinner and Amy Sedaris have been tapped for the show's comedy skits, so if you don't have access to a Showtime account, you better find one quick smart.

Release date

All six of the latest episodes from season 2 will be available to stream on Showtime, or Apple TV + if you're in Australia, from November 18.


Preview the trailer for the second instalment of season 2 of Ziwe, below.


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