Larry Wilmore, Stephen Colbert’s former The Daily Show colleague and the guy who took over Colbert’s Comedy Central timeslot when Colbert bowed out to move to CBS, paid The Late Show host a visit tonight.
In Mid August, Comedy Central announced it had canceled The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore after about a year and a half on air, owing to ratings. The late-night show was created and executive produced by Jon Stewart and hosted by Wilmore.
The timing, less than two months before the presidential election, surprised many, including Wilmore, who said in a statement he was “saddened and surprised we won’t be covering this crazy election, or ‘The Unblackening’ as we’ve coined it.”
“And keeping it 100, I guess I hadn’t counted on ‘The Unblackening’ happening to my time slot as well.”
On his show, hours after the network announced the cancellation, Wilmore again said that he regretted the show would not be around to cover “this truly insane election season. Although, on the plus side, I must say this show going off the air has to only mean one thing, racism is solved. We did it!”
“You’re welcome, America,” he had added.