Larry Wilmore and the Importance of Keeping It 100 | Ahmad Khan

February 18, 2015 7:37 PM

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Larry Wilmore and the Importance of Keeping It 100 | Ahmad Khan

When The Colbert Report first aired in 2006 on the 11:30 p.m. slot on Comedy Central, America was an entirely different nation and the show's humor was both a product and a reflection of that culture. And so, as Mr. Colbert announced his departure last year, the question would become to whom the burden, and opportunity, of filling his vacant time-slot would fall. It came with no surprise that the kingmaker himself, Jon Stewart, hand chose Larry Wilmore, who decided early on that he was going to stay true to his humor and make a show that both reflected and embodied that.

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore aired on Monday, January 19. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Though many viewers may only be familiar with Mr. Wilmore from his deadpan and brutally accurate observations as Senior Black Correspondent on The Daily Show, he is far from an amateur in the television indu...

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