Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"The Nightly Show" (Comedy Central)

Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly; Larry Wilmore Jan. 20, 2015
"The Nightly Show" State of the American Protests: Al Sharpton calls an emergency meeting to address all-white nominations for the 2015 Oscars, and Larry takes a look at recent protests.

(Comedy Central) Get a taste of extra nightlyness when "The Nightly Show" with Larry Wilmore premieres on Comedy Central on MLK Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

Who could ever replace Colbert?
Who will fill Stephen Colbert's shoes? No one. No one can. But someone will fill the timeslot with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart's blessing and backing. Senior Daily Show Correspondent Larry Wilmore gets his own show, first called "The Minority Report," until FOX got angry about that and threatened to sue. But the new show will focus on material too hot for Stewart to tackle (or too lacking in ratings potential). "I know," Stewart must have said, "let's get Larry to do it." In any case, it is a great opportunity for Wilmore to get some laughs while increasing the diversity of the ultra-white late night U.S. TV talkshow format.

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