Wyatt Cenac. Photo courtesy of @wyattcenac on Instagram.
Dallas-raised comedian and Jesuit graduate Wyatt Cenac’s HBO show Problem Areas debuted in 2018. Previously canceled, HBO has made the 10-episode first season free to watch on Youtube, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Cenac dedicates his career to mixing droll humor with pointed social commentary. A product of this blend is Problem Areas, where Cenac travels the country to interview cops and observe problems with policing in America.
The show, comedic and satirical, also seriously examines politics of policing.
“Solutions aren’t going to come waiting for a president or Congress to do something” Cenac said on the show. “That’s what’s interesting to me, seeing how people are trying to figure it out.”
Cenac, 44, moved to Texas as a kid after his father was murdered in a robbery in New York City. Graduating from Jesuit, he never had personal run-ins with Texas police. Although Cenac was charged with inciting a North Carolina riot when he talked back to a cop while he was in college.