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Larry Wilmore to attain Colbert on Comedy Central

Larry Wilmore to attain Colbert on Comedy Central


FILE: Jun 10, 2013: Larry Wilmore accepts a best speak uncover endowment for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” during a Critics’ Choice Television Awards in a Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.AP

Writer-comic Larry Wilmore of “The Daily Show” has warranted Stephen Colbert’s desired Comedy Central timeslot following Jon Stewart any night.

Comedy Central pronounced Friday that Wilmore will horde “The Minority Report” during 11:30 any weeknight, starting in January.

Wilmore, who’s black, will supplement a opposite viewpoint to a late-night landscape dominated by white men.

The network pronounced “The Minority Report” will yield a height for “underrepresented voices in comedy and media.” It was combined and will be constructed by Stewart, who will continue to horde “The Daily Show.”

Colbert, a associate “Daily Show” alumnus who was rewarded with his possess uncover a decade ago, is jacket “The Colbert Report” during a finish of this year and will take over for David Letterman during CBS’ “Late Show” subsequent year.

Comedy Central boss Michele Ganeless pronounced network officials were “thrilled to be expanding a attribute with Jon Stewart and Busboy Productions and are looking brazen to a universe removing to know Larry Wilmore even better.”

Wilmore will pierce from his Los Angeles bottom to New York to fasten his new series.

“I’m over vehement to have this possibility to continue my relations with Comedy Central and a shining Jon Stewart,” he said. “I adore a city of New York and guarantee to usually wear my Laker T-shirts when I’m layering.”

Stewart, job Wilmore “a shining comic and showrunner,” joked that “this is all only a difficult device to get him to pierce to New York and spin him into a Knicks fan.”

The 52-year-old Wilmore serves as Senior Black Correspondent on “The Daily Show,” that he assimilated in 2006. Before that he had created for “In Living Color,” ”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.” He co-created a charcterised array “The PJs” with Eddie Murphy as good as a critically acclaimed “Bernie Mac Show.”

More recently, he served as executive writer of ABC’s comedy “Black-ish,” that only perceived a array pickup.

Just who would fill a cavity left by Colbert has spurred a guessing diversion in new weeks. An apparent inheritor would have been John Oliver, who left “The Daily Show” for an HBO program, “Last Week Tonight,” that premiered in April. A reputed candidate: “At Midnight,” a comedic trivia uncover hosted by Chris Hardwick that has gained a following given premiering final fall. It will sojourn in place, following “The Minority Report.”

Wilmore’s new uncover isn’t a initial Comedy Central try to give a minority point to satire. In tumble 2008, a weekly “Chocolate News” was hosted by David Alan Grier, though it lasted only one season.

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