RIP: The Nightly Show


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Comedy Central has confirmed that the Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore will air it's last episode this Thursday.


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Well it was fun while it lasted.

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Wow, I've never heard of him or the show ...

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Probably why it is being canceled.


I will miss it, although it really wasn't a comedy show. Then again to be fair neither is the daily show.


No the Daily Show before Jon Stewart's departure was pretty much a show that was part satire, part social commentary, part informative sources.

Currently it's a tad more comedy and social commentary. Informative source...less so.

The Nightly Show, to me, was a social commentary experiment using a kind of late night format but with more focus from a Black American's perspective.


Back when he was on the Daily Show, Larry Wilmore was never one of my favorite correspondents. When I heard he got his own show, I said at the time that I would have preferred The Nightly Show with Jessica Williams, or Wyatt Cenac, or Aasif Mandvi, or Jason Jones, or Jordan Klepper, or Samantha Bee, or...well, basically anyone else who was a correspondent at that time.

I watched it for awhile, but I was never really into it. I still think I would have preferred one of the other Daily Show correspondents taking over Colbert's old time slot. Samantha Bee now has her own show on a different network, which I've enjoyed so far much more than either the Nightly Show or the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

I wonder what CC will but there next....


Ben,

No clue but I do agree that they could have chosen another correspondent to take over from Colbert. Right now I have to assume they'll just air reruns until they get a new show green lit.


137ben wrote:

Back when he was on the Daily Show, Larry Wilmore was never one of my favorite correspondents. When I heard he got his own show, I said at the time that I would have preferred The Nightly Show with Jessica Williams, or Wyatt Cenac, or Aasif Mandvi, or Jason Jones, or Jordan Klepper, or Samantha Bee, or...well, basically anyone else who was a correspondent at that time.

I watched it for awhile, but I was never really into it. I still think I would have preferred one of the other Daily Show correspondents taking over Colbert's old time slot. Samantha Bee now has her own show on a different network, which I've enjoyed so far much more than either the Nightly Show or the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

I wonder what CC will but there next....

I really liked Wilmore and I liked him on the Nightly Show; however, the first few weeks/months of the Nightly Show were not good. Namely, I think they had intended to produce a show recapping pop-culture/entertainment news of the day. Not sure if that was their stated goal but they seemed to spend a bunch of airtime covering those kinds of stories and guests who mirrored that impression. I stopped watching.

A few months later I decided to just leave it on after the Daily Show and they had changed to a more current events / political news show with a decidedly unique viewpoint. I watched every night from then on and basically loved the show. My worry is that they had a major change in the show but didn't really do justice to advertise it and get viewers.

Basically, I'm sad. I liked the show, and I think more people may have liked the show, and that some folks who saw an episode in the first couple of months may have been turned off.


The panel discussions could get pretty interesting.

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