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2014-05-09 10:25:57 PM  
brilliant choice. larry wilmore is funny as fark and one droll motherfarker.
 
2014-05-09 10:47:19 PM  
Be nice to see Lewis Black get a show but he looks like a guy that would blow out an O ring if he has to do his schtick 4 nights a week.

Larry should be awesome though.
 
2014-05-09 10:49:46 PM  
Holy sh*t, that's a brilliant idea! I love Larry Wilmore!

Well, I'm officially excited.
 
2014-05-09 10:56:39 PM  
I can see that working.  I'll check it out.
 
2014-05-09 11:31:54 PM  
Be interesting to see if his style can make an entire show, instead of a segment at a time.
It probably will.
 
2014-05-09 11:48:43 PM  
Great move. This will be a good show.
 
2014-05-09 11:52:40 PM  
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2014-05-10 12:11:30 AM  
Bill O'Reilly will lose his mind when Larry Wilmore refuses to scream about mother f-ing iced tea.
 
2014-05-10 12:25:18 AM  
I was wondering who would take that slot. Good choice.
 
2014-05-10 12:25:24 AM  
I 100% wholeheartedly endorse his "force Chris Paul to play for the Lakers" initiative.
 
2014-05-10 12:25:57 AM  
I was worried about what would happen with Colberts old spot.  Now I'm not.
 
2014-05-10 12:27:27 AM  
I did not see that coming. Good call, Comedy Central.


enry: Be nice to see Lewis Black get a show but he looks like a guy that would blow out an O ring if he has to do his schtick 4 nights a week.


They've tried giving Lewis a few different shows. He's unbelievably funny in stand-up performances and cameo appearances, but there just hasn't been a good vehicle for him to have his own series.
 
2014-05-10 12:31:07 AM  
I'm okay with this.. course, I'm literally driving to work during that time period, so I'd just be catching clips online after the fact, like I do with Colbert now.
 
2014-05-10 12:33:49 AM  
Didn't Comedy Central recently have a similar show - a sort of 'news of the day' with a black host from a black perspective?  I think the host may have had sort of an afro, but I can't remember his name.  It also might not have been on Comedy Central.
 
2014-05-10 12:37:29 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Didn't Comedy Central recently have a similar show - a sort of 'news of the day' with a black host from a black perspective?  I think the host may have had sort of an afro, but I can't remember his name.  It also might not have been on Comedy Central.


That was a crappy show on FX with a guy who hasent busted his chops as a writer/guest star on a fake news show beforehand. I think it was renewed, cant think of the name
 
2014-05-10 12:40:22 AM  

shinji3i: TuteTibiImperes: Didn't Comedy Central recently have a similar show - a sort of 'news of the day' with a black host from a black perspective?  I think the host may have had sort of an afro, but I can't remember his name.  It also might not have been on Comedy Central.

That was a crappy show on FX with a guy who hasent busted his chops as a writer/guest star on a fake news show beforehand. I think it was renewed, cant think of the name


Ah, thanks, that's the one I was thinking of.   This show.  The only think I watch on FX is Sunny, so I hadn't thought it might have been there.
 
2014-05-10 12:40:29 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Didn't Comedy Central recently have a similar show - a sort of 'news of the day' with a black host from a black perspective?  I think the host may have had sort of an afro, but I can't remember his name.  It also might not have been on Comedy Central.


W. Kamau Bell's show, maybe?
 
2014-05-10 12:41:29 AM  
I can just imagine Bill'O sitting with his falafal relishing the fact he will no longer be the subject of such brutal intellectual beat-downs delivered by Colbert, and just as he's relaxed and his blood pressure finally subsides - he finds out that the job has been turned over to Larry Wilmore to continue beating him like a rented mule.
 
2014-05-10 12:43:58 AM  
Well, it's not a casino.
 
2014-05-10 12:45:32 AM  
I'm okay with this.jpeg

This is gun' be good, y'all!
 
2014-05-10 12:46:32 AM  
Add me to the pile that is cautiously optimistic about this.
 
2014-05-10 12:50:38 AM  
I'd hoped that Aasif Mandvi might get his own show spoofing investigative news shows like Dateline, but Larry Wilmore has been my favorite Daily Show contributor, so good for him.

I loved his takedown of Rand Paul's speech at Howard University last year where he "wondered" how the GOP lost the black vote: "You can't just walk out for 40 to 50 years, and then sashay back into Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles saying 'Hey, Party of Lincoln's back!'"
 
2014-05-10 12:51:26 AM  
Oh snap. I didn't even think of Larry Wilmore. He's pretty much the ideal replacement actually.
 
2014-05-10 12:57:04 AM  
I didn't think of him but that's a great choice.
 
2014-05-10 01:02:00 AM  
Glad it's not John Hodgeman. That guy's just not funny.
 
2014-05-10 01:03:54 AM  

Therion: Glad it's not John Hodgeman. That guy's just not funny.


He's good as a foil to play off of someone else.  He was very funny in Bored to Death, but he wouldn't have been able to carry that show on his own.
 
2014-05-10 01:04:33 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: shinji3i: TuteTibiImperes: Didn't Comedy Central recently have a similar show - a sort of 'news of the day' with a black host from a black perspective?  I think the host may have had sort of an afro, but I can't remember his name.  It also might not have been on Comedy Central.

That was a crappy show on FX with a guy who hasent busted his chops as a writer/guest star on a fake news show beforehand. I think it was renewed, cant think of the name

Ah, thanks, that's the one I was thinking of.   This show.  The only think I watch on FX is Sunny, so I hadn't thought it might have been there.


D.A.G. did "Chocolate News" for a brief 10 episode run, which was a newsy colbertish black man show.. Phat Man's No Child Left Behind PSA and appearance at Alicia Keys Elementary School:  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x74pcg_chocolate-news-phat-man-s-psa - hq-fu_fun

Anyways, good for Larry. I'll be watching.
 
2014-05-10 01:04:57 AM  
I did somewhat enjoy the movie, but I do not understand how Mr. Wilmore, talented as he may be, could believably continue the role originated by Mr. Tom Cruise.
 
2014-05-10 01:06:16 AM  
I love everything about this except the title.  Supposedly it will be called The Minority Report.  I'm just not convinced it will find an audience if it's set up as 22 minutes of stories about racial politics.

To be clear, I think that would be a great thing, and I think Larry Wilmore can do it better than anyone (with apologies to Chris Rock).  But I fear it will have trouble finding viewers if the premise turns people off immediately.

/if I could set the dvr to record it now I would
 
2014-05-10 01:06:21 AM  
Dang, that's a hell of a resume.
 
2014-05-10 01:07:42 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: I'd hoped that Aasif Mandvi might get his own show spoofing investigative news shows like Dateline, but Larry Wilmore has been my favorite Daily Show contributor, so good for him.

I loved his takedown of Rand Paul's speech at Howard University last year where he "wondered" how the GOP lost the black vote: "You can't just walk out for 40 to 50 years, and then sashay back into Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles saying 'Hey, Party of Lincoln's back!'"


I think I would have preferred Mandvi.  I just find him funnier.
 
2014-05-10 01:15:58 AM  

Lenny and Carl: I love everything about this except the title. Supposedly it will be called The Minority Report. I'm just not convinced it will find an audience if it's set up as 22 minutes of stories about racial politics.


Between the Kardashians and the GOP they should have plenty of material. Should be equal to the Daily Show. But separate.
 
2014-05-10 01:25:57 AM  
Coolness. Didn't know much about the guys career prior to TDS. I remember seeing his brother Marc in the cast of In Living Color, but didn't know Larry was a writer.
 
2014-05-10 01:34:33 AM  

Mentat: Dang, that's a hell of a resume.


I'll say. The first time I did shrooms, we watched The PJs and I was transported into the show.
 
2014-05-10 01:46:45 AM  
Excellent. He's good at funny.
 
2014-05-10 01:48:39 AM  
I was sad. Now I'm happy.
 
2014-05-10 01:49:25 AM  
do we know what the shows format will be?
 
2014-05-10 01:50:08 AM  

Lenny and Carl: I'm just not convinced it will find an audience if it's set up as 22 minutes of stories about racial politics.


If it's funny, folks will watch it no matter what color they are. Chappelle's show and the Boondocks did well.

This might attract some African American viewers in addition to the usual Daily Show/Colbert Report demographic.
 
2014-05-10 01:52:20 AM  
Finally, some good news this week.
 
2014-05-10 02:07:05 AM  
Fark yes.
 
2014-05-10 02:12:57 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Bith Set Me Up: I'd hoped that Aasif Mandvi might get his own show spoofing investigative news shows like Dateline, but Larry Wilmore has been my favorite Daily Show contributor, so good for him.

I loved his takedown of Rand Paul's speech at Howard University last year where he "wondered" how the GOP lost the black vote: "You can't just walk out for 40 to 50 years, and then sashay back into Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles saying 'Hey, Party of Lincoln's back!'"

I think I would have preferred Mandvi.  I just find him funnier.

I wanted Mandvi, too, just so we could've had something like this bit between Mandvi and Stewart, announcing the new show:
Mandvi: I'm requesting that you give me the spot following you that was Colbert's. I'll do investigative reporting.
Stewart: Absolutely not! I need that ½ hour to expand my own show, so we don't have to keep cutting off interviews and uploading them to the web.
Mandvi: But, my investigative reporting show―
Stewart: Is nothing but a vanity project. We're fighting a real ratings war here, and I need every minute I've got, Comedian.
Mandvi: But―
Stewart: That's final! I don't want to hear another word about it!
(Mandvi growls under his breath just as a prop hawk flies in and lands on Stewart's arm, with scroll tied to its leg which Mandvi proceeds to remove and unroll.)
Mandvi: News from Network Lord Alterman? (reads note) It seems I've been promoted to Actor. My request ― is now an order.
Stewart: (bows in humble acquiescence)
/Hopefully this isn't obscure here.

That said, Larry and his Minority Report is a great choice.
 
2014-05-10 02:19:25 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: I'd hoped that Aasif Mandvi might get his own show spoofing investigative news shows like Dateline, but Larry Wilmore has been my favorite Daily Show contributor, so good for him.

I loved his takedown of Rand Paul's speech at Howard University last year where he "wondered" how the GOP lost the black vote: "You can't just walk out for 40 to 50 years, and then sashay back into Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles saying 'Hey, Party of Lincoln's back!'"


You and me both. Frankly, I'm not big on Wilmore. I'd have preferred Wyatt Cenac. I do love Aasif though. He's really come in to his own. That racist RNC dude from North Carolina he interviewed was great!

"You do know we can hear you, right?"
 
2014-05-10 02:23:41 AM  
Wow, was not expecting that. And I didn't know Willmore had that kind of resume, just that he is funny as f*ck and makes some great points with great delivery. I believe he will do rather well.

I bet John Oliver is so pissed right now, because he's got a crappy 10-episode contract for a weekly show and he would have been a shoo-in for Colbert's spot after last summer's stint.
 
2014-05-10 02:32:06 AM  
We'll see how long this token promotion lasts. The black correspondents on TDS were really valuable to bring a black perspective to a pasty white audience on some topics, I don't know if they can swing that four days a week. Although Colbert never does more than 12 minutes material a night before he does an awkward interview.

Lewis Black can only do that personality for about 4 minutes before he's spent. Per week.
 
2014-05-10 03:02:25 AM  

wildcardjack: We'll see how long this token promotion lasts. The black correspondents on TDS were really valuable to bring a black perspective to a pasty white audience on some topics, I don't know if they can swing that four days a week. Although Colbert never does more than 12 minutes material a night before he does an awkward interview.


Yeah, I've been surprised lately by how fast I blow through the show on my DVR. Skip the interviews, the commercials, the credits and three minutes of the audience hooting like monkeys and there's not a lot left.
 
2014-05-10 03:03:41 AM  
I really hope this isn't some hacky black political show like W Kamau Bell's show was, but then again Wilmore is a comedy vet and far from a hack. It will work if he brings in his black perspective the same way Stewart brings in his Jewish perspective or Colbert brings in his Catholic perspective, meaning it's a factor but not the whole point of the show.
 
2014-05-10 03:11:50 AM  

ox45tallboy: I bet John Oliver is so pissed right now, because he's got a crappy 10-episode contract for a weekly show and he would have been a shoo-in for Colbert's spot after last summer's stint.


I still fail to understand how anyone enjoyed that. Yeah, I get you yanks like British accents and all that but Oliver was a piss-poor excuse for a replacement host. He was simply horrible at interviews, repeatedly farked up jokes while doing a bad impersonation of Stewart doing the lines, and was so bad my housemates told me to stop torrenting the show until Stewart returned because no one wanted to watch it..
 
2014-05-10 03:12:10 AM  

MaestroPendejo: Bith Set Me Up: I'd hoped that Aasif Mandvi might get his own show spoofing investigative news shows like Dateline, but Larry Wilmore has been my favorite Daily Show contributor, so good for him.

I loved his takedown of Rand Paul's speech at Howard University last year where he "wondered" how the GOP lost the black vote: "You can't just walk out for 40 to 50 years, and then sashay back into Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles saying 'Hey, Party of Lincoln's back!'"

You and me both. Frankly, I'm not big on Wilmore. I'd have preferred Wyatt Cenac. I do love Aasif though. He's really come in to his own. That racist RNC dude from North Carolina he interviewed was great!

"You do know we can hear you, right?"

Didn't Wyatt leave quite some time ago?

ox45tallboy: Wow, was not expecting that. And I didn't know Willmore had that kind of resume, just that he is funny as f*ck and makes some great points with great delivery. I believe he will do rather well.

I bet John Oliver is so pissed right now, because he's got a crappy 10-episode contract for a weekly show and he would have been a shoo-in for Colbert's spot after last summer's stint.

I dunno. He's on HBO, with practically no censorship. But yes, had he not taken that gig, he'd've certainly had Colbert's spot. His stint filling in for Stewart was memorable for several reasons including Carlos Danger and The Fantastic Mrs. "We Can Just Ignore Her!" Fox.
 
2014-05-10 03:35:55 AM  

Hiro-ACiD: I still fail to understand how anyone enjoyed that. Yeah, I get you yanks like British accents and all that but Oliver was a piss-poor excuse for a replacement host. He was simply horrible at interviews, repeatedly farked up jokes while doing a bad impersonation of Stewart doing the lines, and was so bad my housemates told me to stop torrenting the show until Stewart returned because no one wanted to watch it..


because of this:

COMALite J: His stint filling in for Stewart was memorable for several reasons including Carlos Danger and The Fantastic Mrs. "We Can Just Ignore Her!" Fox.


With a couple of Stewart's writers going with him to replace the ones Colbert is taking (which no doubt is what's happening with Willmore), it would have went swimmingly.
 
2014-05-10 03:44:25 AM  

COMALite J: JasonOfOrillia: Bith Set Me Up: I'd hoped that Aasif Mandvi might get his own show spoofing investigative news shows like Dateline, but Larry Wilmore has been my favorite Daily Show contributor, so good for him.

I loved his takedown of Rand Paul's speech at Howard University last year where he "wondered" how the GOP lost the black vote: "You can't just walk out for 40 to 50 years, and then sashay back into Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles saying 'Hey, Party of Lincoln's back!'"

I think I would have preferred Mandvi.  I just find him funnier.
I wanted Mandvi, too, just so we could've had something like this bit between Mandvi and Stewart, announcing the new show:Mandvi: I'm requesting that you give me the spot following you that was Colbert's. I'll do investigative reporting.
Stewart: Absolutely not! I need that ½ hour to expand my own show, so we don't have to keep cutting off interviews and uploading them to the web.
Mandvi: But, my investigative reporting show―
Stewart: Is nothing but a vanity project. We're fighting a real ratings war here, and I need every minute I've got, Comedian.
Mandvi: But―
Stewart: That's final! I don't want to hear another word about it!
(Mandvi growls under his breath just as a prop hawk flies in and lands on Stewart's arm, with scroll tied to its leg which Mandvi proceeds to remove and unroll.)
Mandvi: News from Network Lord Alterman? (reads note) It seems I've been promoted to Actor. My request ― is now an order.
Stewart: (bows in humble acquiescence)/Hopefully this isn't obscure here.

That said, Larry and his Minority Report is a great choice.


I hope it wouldn't be obscure to Mandvi, if nothing else.
 
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