Michelle Buteau to Break Barriers as First Woman to Record Comedy Special at Radio City Music Hall

Michelle Buteau to Break Barriers as First Woman to Record Comedy Special at Radio City Music Hall
  • PublishedMarch 28, 2024

Michelle Buteau, a trailblazing comedian, is poised to make history as the first woman to record a comedy special at the iconic Radio City Music Hall. During the 2024 NAACP Image Awards, Buteau revealed details about her forthcoming, yet-to-be-titled comedy project, scheduled to commence filming on June 6. This milestone event not only highlights Buteau’s remarkable career but also signifies a momentous step forward for representation within the comedy sphere.

Buteau expressed the significance of her achievement, emphasizing the importance of laying the groundwork for future generations. “Being the first woman and woman of color to tape a special there underscores the message that representation matters,” she stated, encouraging others to recognize their potential to achieve great heights.

In addition to her groundbreaking announcement, Buteau shared insights into the upcoming second season of the Netflix series “Survival Of The Thickest,” in which she stars. Describing the new season as “bigger, Blacker, bustier, and bolder,” she promised an even deeper exploration of adulting challenges. The show, praised for its humor and relatability, follows Mavis Beaumont, played by Buteau, as she navigates life’s ups and downs with determination and style.

“Survival Of The Thickest,” based on Buteau’s collection of essays, has resonated with audiences for its authentic portrayal of life’s complexities through the lens of a black, plus-size woman. With a cast including Tone Bell, Christine Horn, and Tasha Smith, and a host of talented guest stars, the series has become a beacon of diversity and inclusion in television.

While the premiere date for the second season remains under wraps, fans eagerly anticipate the return of this critically acclaimed series, available for streaming on Netflix. Michelle Buteau’s upcoming comedy special and her continued success on screen are testament to her impact on the entertainment industry, paving the way for future generations with humor, heart, and an unwavering commitment to diversity.

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