In the midst of this depressing, bro-dominated comedy fog, Amanda de Cadenet is a shiny new ray of light. The British-born actress and comedian is taking on late-night with Undone, a powerfully subversive show premiering Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. on Lifetime.
As the founder of The Conversation, a show based on a series of interviews with female celebrities like Jane Fonda and Alicia Keys, de Cadenet has made it her mission to produce content that challenges the way we see women. With Undone, de Cadenet is positioning herself not only as the only female host in late-night, but she’ll be doing it backed by an all-star, female-dominated team. When asked about the gender composition of the team, de Cadenet told Mic, “We walk the talk over here! Ninety percent of my team are female.” She’s not kidding: The director of the show, the assistant producers and the entire writing staff are all women.