Comedian Larry Wilmore will succeed
Wilmore is already familiar to Comedy Central viewers as "Senior Black Correspondent" on "The Daily Show," where he has offered his wry takes on contemporary issues of race since 2006.
As the title of his show indicates, Wilmore will bring some diversity to Comedy Central as the network’s first African American late-night host. Colbert, who also rose through the ranks at "The Daily Show" before spinning off with
"I'm beyond excited to have this chance to continue my relationships with Comedy Central and the brilliant Jon Stewart," said Wilmore. "I love the city of New York and promise to only wear my Laker T-shirts when I'm layering."
Said Stewart, "While Larry Wilmore is a brilliant comic and show runner, this is all just a complicated ruse to get him to move to New York and turn him into a Knicks fan."
In addition to his work on “The Daily Show,” Wilmore is an Emmy-winning writer and producer who's written for shows including “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “In Living Color” and “The
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