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Watch Jon Stewart's funny yet touching appearance on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore's TV series finale on Comedy Central. Wilmore only learned of his show's cancellation, early this week. After having received potent potables from Samantha Bee and Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah sent Wilmore some (woefully non-alcoholic) pastries. John Oliver softened that blow by sending a magnum of Champagne, which Stewart tried to nick."What did I miss? What's going on?" Stewart asked. When Wilmore admitted his old boss missed a lot, Stewart added, "What are we doing, next week?" After Wilmore informed him it was the last show, Stewart cracked, "Oh my God, what did you do -- piss off Peter Thiel?" which is a reference to the demise of »
Larry Wilmore isn’t letting a little thing like cancellation get him down.
During his last broadcast on Comedy Central Thursday night, the “Nightly Show” host was unbowed, telling viewers he was proud of the work he and his staff of contributors produced in an attempt to feature voices that don’t normally get an airing during late-night television. “As a culture, we’ve all agreed with the opinion that the world should be seen in a certain way. So at ‘The Nightly Show,’ our chief mission was to disagree with that premise, and to see the world in a way that may not make everybody comfortable,” he said. “And to present it with a cast of people who don’t always get to have a voice on that. On that front, I feel we’ve been very successful, and I couldn’t be prouder of what we accomplished.”
Another wee-hours TV veteran appeared to bolster the »
- Brian Steinberg
Just three days after The Nightly Show‘s untimely end was announced, Larry Wilmore on Thursday kept things 100 one last time — with the help of a very special guest.
“It’s never easy when your TV show gets canceled,” Wilmore began, “but for me, there has been a silver lining: all the free booze! Samantha Bee’s show sent over some cases of wine, [and] Stephen Colbert sent an amazing assortment of liquor.” (Let’s just say The Daily Show’s half-hearted pastries weren’t as well-received.)
Of course, no gift could possibly top Jon Stewart‘s; the former Daily Show »
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Larry Wilmore invited an old friend to his second-to-last Nightly Show on Wednesday: Lewis Black. Black and Wilmore were both past correspondents on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, with Black known for his "Back in Black" segments and Wilmore as the "Senior Black Correspondent." "I couldn't think of anyone else I'd rather have on," said Wilmore of Black. The actor and comedian appeared in the half-hour late-night show's final segment for a panel, along with Nightly Show contributors Ricky Velez and Rory Albanese. Though he was offered to partake from a bowl full of mini bottles
- Jackie Strause
Larry Wilmore is, as he often says, “keeping it 100” during the last week of his “Nightly Show” on Comedy Central.
An announcement Monday that the Viacom-owned network will cancel his late-night program after its broadcast Thursday did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the host or his in-studio audience, as Wilmore had to quiet cheers of support even as he made his first on-screen comments about the decision. “The show was at our best when the news was at its worst,” he told the crowd.
“Our show going off the air has to mean one thing,” he joked. “Racism is solved’
Wilmore’s program was launched on the premise that too many different groups of people weren’t getting the representation they deserved on TV, in the news and in wee-hours TV. The host, his executive producer Rory Albanese, writer/contributor Robin Thede and frequent guest Mike Yard were among the crew who took to the air »
- Brian Steinberg
Vic Mensa joined The Nightly Show for a panel on the controversy surrounding Justin Timberlake's Bet Awards tweets. The pop star wrote that he was "#inspired" by Jesse Williams' powerful speech in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, causing one follower to tell the singer to "stop appropriating our music and culture."
Timberlake hastily tweeted back, "Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation. Bye." Wilmore opened up the panel by explaining that some people criticized the singer for writing, »
Tom Purcell never expected his staff to expend this much energy on one person.
When Purcell, executive producer of CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” assembles his writers each day, they can’t stop talking about Donald Trump, the pugnacious mogul and possible Republican presidential nominee who has usurped the news cycle. “The pieces we do on politics get by far the most views and YouTube hits of anything we do,” he said. “It’s a gift to us that is unprecedented.”
That gift is both blessing and curse. TV’s late-night hosts have to top not just each other, but also the candidates themselves — particularly Trump, who delivers viral soundbytes and Gif-able moments in an endless series of interviews, rallies and tweets.
Moreover, the comedic challenge and opportunity that is Trump arrived on the heels of the exits of Jon Stewart and Colbert, TV’s two top political satirists, »
- Brian Steinberg and Daniel Holloway
"The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" has announced the addition of Franchesca Ramsey to its roster of contributors with her first appearance on the show tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2 at 11:30 p.m. Et/Pt on Comedy Central. Ramsey joins the talented roster of current "Nightly Show" contributors, which includes Rory Albanese, Jordan Carlos, Grace Parra, Robin Thede, Ricky Velez, Holly Walker and Mike Yard. Ramsey will also be a writer on the series. "We're very excited to have Franchesca and her tremendous skill set join the show. We were just going to hire her skill set, but we agreed to hire her as well. So it's a win-win," said »
- Tambay A. Obenson
"The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" has announced the addition of Franchesca Ramsey to its roster of contributors with her first appearance on the show tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2 at 11:30 p.m. Et/Pt on Comedy Central. Ramsey joins the talented roster of current "Nightly Show" contributors, which includes Rory Albanese, Jordan Carlos, Grace Parra, Robin Thede, Ricky Velez, Holly Walker and Mike Yard. Ramsey will also be a writer on the series. "We're very excited to have Franchesca and her tremendous skill set join the show. We were just going to hire her skill set, but we agreed to hire her as well. So it's a win-win," said Wilmore. Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) is a New York City based writer, actress, video blogger and host of the MTV web series "Decoded." Known to many online fans as Chescaleigh, Ramsey created her first viral video, "Sh*t White Girls Say... to Black Girls, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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