From blurry IG Live screenshots to all the editing Showtime money can buy, Ziwe is still made for the internet. The new variety show, based on comedian Ziwe’s deliciously uncomfortable live show, isn’t just a conversation starter — it’s a reaction pic, a fan cam, and a fiery political debate all rolled into sketches, musical performances, some self-aware editing, and her signature “gotcha” interview style. It’s the best parts of Twitter without having to log on, thanks to Ziwe and writers Cole Escola, Jamund Washington, Jordan Mendoza, and Michelle Davis. Because this is the internet, we have decided to capture screenshots from each iconic episode of Ziwe. Even if you’re not one of those viewers who must pause and/or rewind to really appreciate the levels of a joke, these Ziwe moments are hilarious in their own right, no context necessary. If they aren’t already viral, they should be. Check back as we update this after every episode of the weekly show.
Episode 1: “55%”
It takes a team! But most important, a team leader.
Two moods felt deeply.
The role Cole Escola was born to play.
Must be nice!
Don’t we all.
A powerful advocate.
An even more powerful advocate.
Episode 2: “Beauty Standards”
Fox News anytime they hire a woman.
If you’re not over a D cup, this is not your apology to accept.
Actually Black women to Jeremy O. Harris after watching his episode of Baited.
For when brain need a wittle nappy.
For when you want to tell your evil twin, “This is Us.”
Why does front camera always choose violence?
Sometimes there are no words.
Episode 3: “Wealth Hoarders”
Maybe people should just stop being poor?
Patti Harrison and Bowen Yang as the tragedy and comedy masks, 2021 (colorized).
When the racism just slips out. Ope!
Looks like Patti needs to prepare yet another apology.
And what will Andrew Yang do about this should he become mayor?
When you’re caught listening to your guilty-pleasure song.
Episode 4: “Allyship”
Want a cookie?
Je téléphone à la police!
A24’s synergy is giving Netflix a run for its money.
Won’t someone think of the celebrities??
And with that, racism ended.
Episode 5: “Immigration”
Fine, some context. Disclaimers like these harken back to the original Baited, so if you don’t like it, you don’t like tradition.
Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey’s love child would be this extra.
If it’s too much, just give up!
The Statue of Ziwe-rty shares some thoughts on immigration.
So, like, what’s your moon sign?
Corporations on June 1. Happy Pride.
Episode 6: Whitewashing
But we do accept Cash App, okay!
And the Academy Award goes to …
Is this from Target’s Juneteenth collection?
What justice sees when it wakes up.