The latest foray into late-night TV is “Ziwe,” premiering Sunday, May 9 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
If you don’t have cable or don’t have Showtime, here are some different ways can watch “Ziwe” streaming online for free:
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Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch all live and on-demand Showtime content on the Prime Showtime channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the Showtime Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:
Watch Showtime on Amazon Prime
Once you’re signed up for the Prime Showtime Channel, you can watch “Ziwe” live or on-demand on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.
AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” Showtime is only available in the “Premier” package or as a separate add-on to another bundle, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:
AT&T TV Free Trial
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch “Ziwe” live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).
Showtime is available as an add-on to FuboTV’s main 100-plus-channel package. Both the main channel bundle and the Showtime add-on can be included in your free seven-day trial:
FuboTV Free Trial
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch “Ziwe” live or on-demand on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, Showtime is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV. If you’re a new subscriber, you can start a free 30-day trial of regular Hulu plus the Showtime add-on:
Hulu Free Trial
Once signed up, you can watch “Ziwe” live or on-demand on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet.
Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
Following in the footsteps of its very successful late-night show “Desus & Mero,” Showtime has tapped comedian Ziwe Fumudoh to host an eponymous late-night show of her own.
In a Q&A with the Television Critics Association about the series, Fumudoh said that she is trying to do something meaningful with her art — and go right up to the line of what’s appropriate without going over it.
“I don’t seek controversy; I just would like to say really poignant things with my art. Perhaps, that’s controversial, but, ultimately, I’m trying to punch up at the powerful. And part of that is being accountable for my words and knowing when, you know, hey, maybe I missed the mark on certain jokes because I’m not perfect; I’m fallible. And then, part of that is being willing to take a risk. Because you can’t have a show that pushes boundaries without getting to the edge. So, sometimes, I’ll go over, and, sometimes, I’ll ride the line. And I think the goal is to not go over too much,” said Fumudoh.
The show will feature sketches and fake commercials, musical guests and also interviews, which Fumudoh said she always tries to “lead with kindness” while still holding her guests accountable.
“As far as my guests go, I try to lead with kindness. … there will also be a combination of funny and light and bright because the way that I’m able to continuously book really important, thoughtful, powerful guests is because I do lead with kindness, but I will definitely hold them accountable because it’s fun, and that’s my brand of comedy,” said Fumudoh.
“Ziwe” airs Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.