Michelle Buteau

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Michelle Buteau
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Michelle Buteau (2007)
Born (1977-07-24) July 24, 1977 (age 42)
OccupationComedian, actress, podcast host
Years active2011–present

Michelle Buteau (born July 24, 1977) is an American stand-up comedian,[1] actress, and podcast host.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Buteau was born in New Jersey to a Haitian father and Jamaican mother.[4]


Buteau started performing comedy a few days after September 11, 2001.[5][6]

In 2017, Buteau was listed as one of ten comedians to watch by Esquire Magazine.[7]

In 2018, Buteau started hosting the Late Night Whenever! podcast,[8][9] which was labeled as "one of the best podcasts of 2018 so far" by Time Magazine.[10] Buteau was also part of The Comedy Lineup on Netflix where up and coming comedians have 15 minute stand-up sets.[11][12]

In 2019, Buteau appears in the movies: Someone Great, Isn't It Romantic, Sell By, and Always Be My Maybe.[13] She also began hosting the WNYC podcast, Adulting, with co-host Jordan Carlos.[14]

In 2019, Buteau will also appear in two television series: First Wives Club and Tales of the City.

In 2020, Buteau was the host of the first season of The Circle, a reality TV show on Netflix.


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Isn't It Romantic Martina
2019 Sell By Cammy
2019 Someone Great Cynthia
2019 Always Be My Maybe Veronica
TBA Work It TBA Post-production[15]
TBA Marry Me TBA Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Whitney Girlfriend Pilot
2012-2013 Key and Peele Wife, Girlfriend 2 episodes
2013 China, IL Wendeloquence / Mrs. Falgot 6 episodes
2014 Enlisted Private Robinson Supporting cast
2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show Amelia 1 episode
2017 The Tick Beck 2 episodes
2018 2 Dope Queens Herself 1 episode
2019 Russian Doll 1 episode
2019 First Wives Club Bree Washington starring
2019 Tales of the City Wrenita Butler recurring
2019 Bless the Harts Michelle (voice) 1 episode
2020 The Circle Herself Host


  1. ^ "Michelle Buteau". Comedy Central. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  2. ^ Princess Weekes (2018-04-04). "Michelle Buteau Is a Force of Nature in Her New Podcast "Late Night Whenever"". The Mary Sue. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  3. ^ Anne Godlasky (2018-04-05). "Michelle Buteau has a 'plus-sized dream' for Late Night Whenever podcast". USA Today. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  4. ^ "Haitian-Jamaican Comedian Michelle Buteau Launch "Late Night Whenever' Podcast". L'Union Suite. 2018-01-28. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  5. ^ Sean L. McCarthy (2013-05-13). "Meet Me In New York: Michelle Buteau". Comic's Comic. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  6. ^ Sidney Fussell (2016-03-03). "Meet the hilarious comedian taking over Comedy Central's Snapchat". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  7. ^ Emily Zemler (2017-02-16). "The 10 Comedians to Watch in 2017". Esquire Magazine. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  8. ^ Danielle Kwateng-Clark (2018-01-23). "Comedian Michelle Buteau Is Bringing Her Raw Brand Of Funny To A Weekly Podcast". Essence Magazine. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  9. ^ Lara Zarum (2018-04-17). "Michelle Buteau Is One Dope Talk Show Host". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  10. ^ "Best Podcasts of 2018 So Far". Time Magazine. 2018-06-05. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  11. ^ Barnana Sarkar (2018-06-14). "Netflix announces roster for 'The Comedy Lineup'". Meaww. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  12. ^ Jason Zinoman (2018-07-02). "A Netflix Experiment Gives Deserving Comics Their 15 Minutes". NY Times. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  13. ^ Dave McNary (2018-05-30). "Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae Kim Join Ali Wong's 'Always Be My Maybe'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  14. ^ "Podcast Directory: Adulting". NPR. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  15. ^ N'Duka, Amanda; N'Duka, Amanda (2019-07-02). "Jordan Fisher, Drew Ray Tanner, Michelle Buteau Join Sabrina Carpenter In Netflix Dance Comedy 'Work It'". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-07-03.

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