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By Jim Rutenberg Source The “Nightly Show” host talks about white privilege, his “In Living Color” days and the pressure of replacing Stephen Colbert. As the former senior black correspondent for “The Daily Show,” you’ve lamented that your new Comedy Central program, “The Nightly Show,” made its debut after all the big national race incidents […]

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By Fresh Air Source This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. My guest, Larry Wilmore, is the host of “The Nightly Show,” the new program that follows “The Daily Show” in the 1130 spot vacated by Stephen Colbert. Wilmore used to be “The Daily Show’s” senior black correspondent. Jon Stewart is an executive producer of […]

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As told to Arianna Davis Source The comedian and former Daily Show correspondent — now host of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, on Comedy Central — fills us in.

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By Christopher Kompanek Source Larry Wilmore has spent the last couple decades on the periphery of fame, as a writer on the groundbreaking sketch show “In Living Color,” the creator of “The Bernie Mac Show,” and most recently the Senior Black Correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” It’s there that he honed in […]

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By Jason Lynch Source When CBS tapped Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as its Late Show host, many people assumed Larry Wilmore—The Daily Show’s “senior black correspondent” since 2006—would be a natural fit to take over Colbert’s 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central slot. But not Wilmore himself. “I didn’t think about it at all. I […]

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By Hua Hsu Source “Who says that? What if it turns into something good? I can’t let that happen!”

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By Greg Braxton Source For an entertainer about to settle into one of the hottest seats in late night, Larry Wilmore is feeling pretty chill.

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By Jai Tiggett Source Announced this week, Comedy Central’s latest offering to the late-night news landscape, “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore,” has been renamed “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” a title the team hopes will lead to less legal trouble. Hosted by Wilmore and featuring frequent guests and contributors, the show is set […]

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By Bill Carter Source Larry Wilmore is not about to be spoiled by sudden success.

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By Rob Bruner Source Comedy Central’s Michele Ganeless oversees TV’s most hilarious lineup. But she’s serious about challenges like Stephen Colbert’s departure.

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By Robert Faires Source Getting hired as a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was, without question, a great break for Hasan Minhaj. But it isn’t as if the 29-year-old comedian was sitting around waiting for his cell to ring. This is a guy who in just a few years has made a mark in stand-up, […]

October 2nd, 2013: The Taping ReporT!

By Anna-Neko Source This was my second time going (went with a friend last year), and just the day before got to experience ‘The Daily Show’ too!

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