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Wyatt Cenac (pronounced /ˈwaɪ.ət sɨˈnæk/) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He is currently working as a correspondent and writer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Cenac was born in New York City, and attended high school in Texas at the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. He attended university at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to Los Angeles to further his career.
Wyatt Cenac at Pitchfork Music Festival, 2010.Having previously worked for three years as a writer and story editor on King of the Hill, Cenac garnered public attention in a The Doomed Planet comedy sketch in which he did an impression of then-senator Barack Obama, discussing possible campaign posters. He was considered for a role on sketch show Saturday Night Live in which he would have portrayed the Democratic presidential candidate, but was passed over in favor of Fred Armisen.
In June 2008, Cenac was hired as a correspondent and writer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. After making several comedic appearances along with other correspondents, Cenac filed his first field report on July 21, 2008, concerning Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama. He continues to integrate satirical Black-oriented material in his Daily Show segments, including "Rapper or Republican". In October 2009, he worked with rapper Slim Thug on the music video "Still a Boss", a parody of how the recession is affecting the rap community. Cenac appeared in the lead role in the indie movie Medicine for Melancholy, a race-relations drama released in 2008.
Cenac plays the voice of Lenny and Michael Johnson in the Nickelodeon animated series Fanboy and Chum Chum.