Michelle Buteau

Michelle Buteau Wants It All: New York Hustle and Parisian Joie de Vivre

It’s tough to pinpoint which medium comedian Michelle Buteau is best known for. For starters, there’s her hit podcast, Adulting, which just returned after a two-year hiatus to answer important questions like “How many pairs of underwear do I pack for a weekend?” and “Should I get a pet turtle?” Her one-hour Netflix special, Welcome to Buteaupia, won the Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Special last year. Then there’s her book of autobiographical essays, Survival of the Thickest, which is becoming a TV series (created by and starring Buteau). She has also hosted The Circle on Netflix and stolen scenes with supporting roles in blockbusters like Marry Me and Always Be My Maybe. Next, she’s working on a new movie with Pamela Adlon and Ilana Glazer. (Less glamorous but still notable: She’s also in the midst of potty training her 3-year-old twins.)
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Listen: I Have To Tell You Everything About Michelle Buteau

In this podcast, New Havener Elizabeth Nearing tells her longtime bestie Julia Sears about Michelle Buteau's performance at College St Music Hall earlier this month. Elizabeth and Julia's 17-year friendship was founded on gabbing about shows they've seen together or separately. Both have a long history working in theaters across the country, are long time fans of comedy, and share a belief that giggling is essential to our humanity.
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Things get awkwardly hilarious on Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos’ ‘Adulting’

Pre-COVID podcast “Adulting with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos” recently made its live, post-pandemic comeback at Brooklyn’s Bell House, where the pair of stand-ups proved that even after two years, there’s no way to lose the magic when you’re coming with humor, heart and authenticity. “I don’t feel like we lost a godd–n thing,” Buteau, 44, shared before their return show Sunday night.  “We are professionals and we are sincere, so whether we are on an airplane or stuck in line somewhere, or in our basement, it’s going to be fun.” While the original incarnation of the podcast heavily relied...

'The Circle' Host Michelle Buteau Is a Mom of Twin Toddlers

Many people were first acquainted with Michelle Buteau as the host of the experimental Netflix reality series, The Circle. Though she didn't interact directly with the contestants until the end, her voice guided viewers through the competition. Aside from her hosting duties, Michelle has been performing stand-up comedy routines for...

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Michelle Buteau on Her New Netflix Show and Why the Real Comedy Heroes Are Names You Don't Know Yet

Michelle Buteau is one of the most relatable women comedians today—her one-liners are hilarious and she’s famously known as the “queen of quips.” You may have seen her award-winning Netflix stand-up special, Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia, which earned a Critics Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Special, or alongside Jennifer Lopez in Marry Me, which is now in theaters. The New Jersey native is also the host of Netflix’s reality show The Circle, has appeared in Russian Doll and Always Be My Maybe, and stars in the BET+ show First Wives Club, which was recently renewed for a third season. She has an upcoming role in the sci-fi movie Moonshot, out on March 31.

Sarah Silverman & Michelle Buteau on the joys of working on rom-com ‘Marry Me’

There was a time were the rom-com reigned before it hit the skids taking a dive to the corny made for TV sideline. Now, with the help of Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson in ‘Marry Me’ a nostalgic trip to the golden age of the rom-com with a digital age twist lands right on our doorsteps just before Valentine’s Day.

Interview: Sarah Silverman, Michelle Buteau and Marry Me director Kat Coiro on crafting the romantic comedy and working “the real” Jennifer Lopez

In addition to hearing the principle cast of Marry Me discuss the making of the film, Peter Gray chatted one on one with stars Sarah Silverman, Michelle Buteau, and director Kat Coiro. In between being serenaded by the two comediennes, he discussed working with Jennifer Lopez, the Anaconda reunion we...

Netflix orders Survival of the Thickest from comedian Michelle Buteau

Netflix has greenlit a scripted comedy from comedian and The Circle host Michelle Buteau. Produced by A24, which is behind HBO’s teen drama Euphoria, Survival of the Thickest is based on Buteau’s book of essays of the same name. The eight-parter was created by Buteau and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel...

Michelle Buteau Gets New Scripted Netflix Comedy, 'Survival of the Thickest'

The streaming giant has ordered eight episodes of a scripted comedy series based on the comedienne's acclaimed book of hilarious essays. Congratulations are in order for actress, host, and comedian Michelle Buteau! Netflix has just greenlit a new scripted comedy series based on her critically acclaimed book of essays, Survival of the Thickest.

Netflix Orders Comedy Series Starring Michelle Buteau; Apple TV Plus Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at ‘Servant’ (TV News Roundup)

Netflix has ordered “Survival of the Thickest,” an eight episode scripted comedy starring stand-up Michelle Buteau. Based on Buteau’s 2020 essay book of the same name, “Survival of the Thickest” stars Buteau as Mavis Beaumont, a Black, plus-size woman navigating life after she finds herself newly single. The series was created by Buteau and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, who will serve as the showrunner for the series. The series will be executive produced by Ravi Nandan and Alli Reich from A24. “Survival of the Thickest” follows an overall deal between Sanchez-Witzel and Netflix to develop shows for the streamer. It also continues Buteau’s relationship...

Michelle Buteau Lands Comedy Series ‘Survival Of The Thickest’ At Netflix As Part Of Expanded Relationship

EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Buteau is set to star in a comedy series for Netflix based on her book of essays Survival of the Thickest. The comedian, who hosts the streamer’s reality series The Circle and starred in feature film Always Be My Maybe, created the series with Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, showrunner of NBC’s The Carmichael Show and co-exec producer of New Girl. The streamer has handed the series, also titled Survival of the Thickest, an eight-episode order. It comes from A24, which is behind series such as Hulu’s Ramy and HBO’s Euphoria. Survival of the Thickest centers on Mavis Beaumont, played by Buteau. Black, plus-size...

Michelle Buteau to star in Netflix's Survival Of the Thickest comedy series

Netflix has given an eight-episode order to the comedy series based on the comedian and actress' 2020 book of essays with the same name. Survival Of the Thickest is part of an expanded relationship between Netflix and the host of The Circle, who starred in the streamer's Welcome to Buteaupia standup special and its hit romcom Always Be My Maybe. "Survival of the Thickest centers on Mavis Beaumont, played by Buteau," per Deadline. "Black, plus-size and newly single, Mavis unexpectedly finds herself having to rebuild her life after putting all her eggs in one man’s basket, but she’s determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of her chosen family, a positive attitude, and a cute v-neck with some lip gloss." Buteau created the series with The Carmichael Show and New Girl vet Danielle Sanchez-Witzel.