Back in May, Comedy Central shared news that they recruited famed writer Larry Wilmore to fill in their 11:30PM EST. time slot. At the time the new show with Wilmore was originally to be called The Minority Report, but now the latest report reveals that the show is to be called,‘The Nightly Show’. New York Times recently caught up with Wilmore to discuss his career and the new show. Robin Thede was announced as head writer of the show this past October.
Larry Wilmore is not about to be spoiled by sudden success. The next late-night host on Comedy Central said a friend recently told him not to let success change him. Mr. Wilmore, who is 53 and probably best known for his stinging comedy commentaries as the “senior black correspondent” on “The Daily Show,” said he responded: “It’s too late for success to do anything to me. I’m too old. Success had its chance. It’s too late for you, success. You had your shot. You’re not going to change me at this point.” That was a bit of a comedy riff, of course. But Mr. Wilmore was sincere about appreciating the opportunity when his new late-night show starts on Comedy Central. The start date, being announced officially on Thursday, is Jan. 19.