Wilmore is writing, executive producing and is set to star in Lately, described as a behind-the-scenes look at the upstairs-downstairs dynamics of the people who work at a latenight talk show, sources say.
Wilmore, his new weekly series for the Peacock streaming service, came together on the fly but, as he describes it, promises to be a better fit for the writer, performer and producer of shows like Black-ish and The Mayor. The half-hour show debuts Friday with soccer great Megan Rapinoe, Missouri Democratic Congressional candidate Cori Bush and comedian-writer Amber Ruffin, another new Peacock host.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three months after Comedy Central axed “The Nightly Show,” its host, Larry Wilmore, has signed a multi-year deal with ABC Studios, the company said Monday. Under the deal, Wilmore will develop his own projects as well as supervise others while helping target talent for the studio. Besides hosting “The Nightly Show” […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart gave a heartfelt send-off to Larry Wilmore Thursday as “The Nightly Show” ended its 19-month run. “I just decided to stop by and tell you, I love you,” Stewart said to Wilmore as the audience cheered. Stewart, a producer of “The Nightly Show,” featured Wilmore as “Senior Black Correspondent” […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Larry Wilmore sits down with a plate of pasta, a fan hands him a slip of paper with an idea to explore on Wilmore’s new Comedy Central show premiering Monday. It’s about international banking issues. OK, that’s a stretch. Even if Wilmore exudes more gravitas than the typical comic, he’s […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Writer-comic Larry Wilmore of “The Daily Show” has earned Stephen Colbert’s coveted Comedy Central timeslot following Jon Stewart each night. Comedy Central said Friday that Wilmore will host “The Minority Report” at 11:30 each weeknight, starting in January. Wilmore, who’s black, will add a different perspective to a late-night landscape dominated […]