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Larry Wilmore on The Nightly Show's Cancellation: 'Racism Is Solved'

Screengrab via Comedy Central
Screengrab via Comedy Central

My late-night father Larry Wilmore addressed the unfortunate cancellation of The Nightly Show on Monday night’s episode, joking that this means America is cured and “racism is solved.”


Watch the clip below in which Wilmore immediately discussed what he referred to as “the Unblackening” and asked the audience, “So, how was your day?” And then, “As many of you have probably heard, this is our final week of The Nightly Show.”

Wilmore then reiterated the show’s original intention. “When we started the show, we wanted to have a conversation of some very tough subjects...Really, our show was at its best when the news was at its worst,” he said. “And I’m just proud we were able to take on real issues and hopefully say something powerful while making people laugh during some very dark days.”


Before getting into another Trump segment, he added, “My only regret is that we won’t be around to cover this truly insane election season. Though, on the plus side, our show going off the air has to only mean one thing: Racism is solved. We did it.” It’s true.

Culture Editor, Jezebel

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Comedy Central doesn't have a huge roster of shows. Weird to me that they couldn't keep this show around, especially in an election year.