Posts tagged as larry wilmore

The Satire We Need Right Now Is All The Satire That's On Right Now

Last fall, I was watching a new episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver with a few friends, the one featuring an exposé on civil forfeitures. Toward the end, one of my friends blurted out that he thought he got more out of Last Week Tonight than he ever got out of The Daily Show. Another friend agreed, but I wasn’t so sure. I mean, it’s a tough claim to make, especially if you’ve been watching The Daily Show for most of its run, like I have. How can you compare something that’s aired thousands of episodes, all of those revelatory segments that could feel like small revolutions were [...]

Larry Wilmore Says 'The Nightly Show' Will Be a 'Daily Show'/'Politically Incorrect' Hybrid

The premiere of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is now less than week away, and at TCA Wilmore revealed some more details on the show's format, calling it a hybrid of The Daily Show and Politically Incorrect. Each episode will be split up into two parts — an overview of daily news followed by a roundtable discussion Wilmore said will go "without a net," using contributors for "comedic bits and perspective" much like The Daily Show correspondents.

"I’m not interested in doing a show where I give my opinion and people react to my opinion," Wilmore said. "Our show is more about the discovery of [...]

Watch a Promo for Comedy Central's 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore'

As The Colbert Report comes to an end, Comedy Central's new late night host Larry Wilmore is prepping for his big debut as host of The Nightly Show on Monday, January 19th. Comedy Central released a new promo for the show this week, which includes a promise from Wilmore that he'll bring "extra nightly-ness" to the late night world next year.

Larry Wilmore Drops in on 'The Daily Show' to Talk Police Brutality

After The Colbert Report ends at the end of the year, Larry Wilmore will be taking over the time slot with his new show The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore. While none of this was mentioned when he returned for a brief police brutality commentary as Senior Black Correspondent on last night's Daily Show, it's still a hint at the kind of coverage we can expect from Wilmore next year — and also worth watching for Jon Stewart's uncomfortable laughter.

Watch the 1st Annual Wilmore Awards

Larry Wilmore did something different on The Daily Show last night. Since Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, he decided he could best assess America's current race relations improvement/failures through an awards ceremony by recognizing "outstanding achievement in breaking down racial barriers that nobody was asked to break." Congratulations to all the winners who won the coveted golden wrecking ball award.

Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore's 'Insecure' Lands a Pilot Order at HBO

After a year in a half of development, Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore's HBO show has finally landed a season order, Deadline reports. Titled Insecure, the pilot is inspired by Rae's hit web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl and will follow "the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern day African-American woman" and star Rae. It's unclear whether Wilmore will remain heavily involved in the show due to his new Comedy Central series, but Deadline reports he is still attached as an executive producer.

Larry Wilmore Tells Jimmy Kimmel How 'The Nightly Show' Got Its Name

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."

How 'The Bernie Mac Show' Changed the Future of the Sitcom

“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 [...]

Here's What 'The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore' Will Look Like

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 [...]

HBO Developing a Series from Larry Wilmore and 'Awkward Black Girl's Issa Rae

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.

A Sneak Peek of 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore'

The last few years have proven that late night television can be an unpredictable, sometimes unforgiving genre, but Larry Wilmore doesn’t seem troubled about jumping into the pool of cable hosts. At a preview this morning for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Comedy Central’s newest host had the same professorial tone as his appearances as the Senior Black Correspondent on The Daily Show, describing the show as a “showcase for voices” and a chance to have a dialogue. "We’ll weigh in on what’s going on and then we get to mix it around a little bit and have some fun,” he said.

There are plenty of auspicious signs for [...]

Larry Wilmore Gets Super Nightly in This New 'Nightly Show' Promo

The series premiere of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is just a little over a week away, and Comedy Central released a brand new promo featuring Wilmore doing what he promised he'd do in the last promo — deliver plenty of "extra nightly-ness."

'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' Premieres on Comedy Central January 19th

Larry Wilmore's upcoming Comedy Central show just got a new title and premiere date. Now called The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the show will take over The Colbert Report's 11:30pm time slot beginning Monday, January 19th. Wilmore told The New York Times that the name change was due to "brand confusion" and explained that it "was never intended to be a show only about minorities. It's a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it's race, gender, or whatever."

Larry Wilmore to Replace Colbert at 11:30 with 'The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore'

Comedy Central has announced that when Colbert leaves to take over Late Show on CBS at the end of this year, The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore will replace him in his time slot with The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore. Wilmore has been The Daily Show's "Senior Black Correspondent" since 2006, making him one of the longest tenured correspondents currently on the show. Before that, he created The Bernie Mac Show and co-created The PJs. Last summer it was announced that he was developing The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl alongside Issa Rae, the creator of the popular web series of the same name. It's not clear what [...]