During his visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, upcoming Comedy Central late night host Larry Wilmore explained why he had to change the name of his show from The Minority Report (it involved Comedy Central getting some cease and desist letters) to The Nightly Show. He also talked about how it feels to take over Stephen Colbert's former time slot and building, which he says has "a lot of good mojo in it."
“You know I ain’t lyin!” “America, I tell the truth you can’t say!” “Bust his head til the white meat shows!”
Bernie Mac was already an up-and-coming comedian when he starred in Spike Lee’s Original Kings of Comedy in 2000. Having risen through the ranks by way of Chicago, Mac made a name for himself during the Def Jam comedy years, as one of the funniest and most unflappable comedians on the tour. So by the time he was introduced in Spike Lee’s film, his confidence and persona was on full display.
From word one, he owns the crowd, making light of everything from his sex drive to the disappearance [...]
Last week, Fast Company got an inside look at the format of The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore — which will take over The Colbert Report's time slot on Comedy Central come January — and the network is aiming to launch the show as both a funny take on the news as well as a "key farm team for new Comedy Central talent" through panels of featured co-hosts. From the article:
The Minority Report setup will be similar to The Daily Show and Colbert Report, but with a twist: For parts of the show Wilmore will be joined by a panel of co-hosts, presumably along the lines [...]
Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore has teamed up with Issa Rae, creator and star of the popular web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, to co-write a new comedy for HBO, Deadline reports. Like the web series, the untitled TV project will star Rae and follows her character's life as an awkward black woman in the modern world. Wilmore and Rae will also serve as producers on the project. Wilmore previously created The Bernie Mac Show and co-created The PJs, while Rae was developing a show for Shonda Rhimes's production company last year and is writing a memoir.