Archive for the 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' Category

WILMORE’S EXIT INTERVIEW: KEEPIN’ IT A HUNERT

August 21st, 2016

So Larry Wilmore and The Nightly Show have moved on. While I’m sure that Bill Cosby is ecstatic, the rest of us are feeling a hole right now. I actually don’t know if I can switch to another show. Seamus Kirst, writing in Larry Wilmore on The Nightly Show’s end: ‘I don’t mind going down […]

CANCELLATION DOES NOT EQUAL FAILURE…

August 19th, 2016

I got canceled once. A magazine project I was brought into shepherd ceased publication after two years and I moved on. I, and my great staff, accomplished a lot and, I like to think, we changed a tiny segment of the publishing industry and upped the game a bit. I worried about my people, but […]

NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE CANCELED;
WHITE AMERICA RELUCTANT TO DISCUSS RACE…?

August 15th, 2016

[Update on 16 August at 0700: Dave Schilling, pondering in Larry Wilmore’s show was a victim of our reluctance to discuss race for The Guardian, writes: After a year-and-a-half of finding the humor in some of the bleakest moments in American race relations in decades, Comedy Central is ending Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show. I […]

AN IRONIC TRUMP MOMENT AND SYSTEMIC RACISM…

August 13th, 2016

No, not in the same video, but these two from Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show are brilliant.

LESSER EVIL, NO… VOTE GREATER GOOD, YES…!

August 3rd, 2016

There is a 90 percent chance that I will vote for Jill Stein in November. As for the other 10 percent, I may still choose to write in Bernie, but that looks less likely every day. I did vote for Jill Stein in 2012 (just like I voted for Ralph Nader in 1996) so I […]

SEEING CONVENTIONS THROUGH INTERCEPT EYES…

July 27th, 2016

I’m finding that the reporting coming from Mattathias Schwartz, Alice Speri, Rania Khalek, Zaid Jilani and the rest of the team at The Intercept to be the best of this year’s conventions. The comedians like Samantha Bee and Larry Wilmore (above and below) are doing excellent jobs as well, but the serious journalism is happening […]

AMERICA’S LAST ELECTION…

July 23rd, 2016

NINA TURNER ON THE NIGHTLY SHOW PANEL…

July 23rd, 2016

BREXIT WAS A SCHOOLBOY PISSING CONTEST…?

July 4th, 2016

Why am I not surprised?

THE GOP RIGS NBA FINALS SO THAT CLEVELAND…

June 22nd, 2016

Gawd I love a good conspiracy theory…

DRAFT EVERY WOMAN, AND MAN, TODAY…

June 21st, 2016

In yet another example of news I’ve missed, the United States Senate voted two weeks ago to take the common sense step of requiring that women be required to register for the Selective Service in exactly the same as men are required to do. I found about the news in the typical, and insane, way […]

WHITE PEOPLE FLIP THE FUCK OUT IF YOU SAY

May 11th, 2016

The time has long gone by for the consideration, debate on and passage of Rep. John Conyers HB 40. Previously…

OK, THIS IS SOME BULLSHIT…!

April 21st, 2016

Good news: Harriet Tubman will be on the new $20 bill; bad news, Andrew Jackson will continue to be on the back of the bill. Good news, a group of women representing the suffrage movement (full disclosure, my grandmother was a suffragette) will be on the $10 bill; bad news, they will be on the […]

TED CRUZ: GUNS GOOD…! DILDOS BAD…!

April 16th, 2016

First, at the gut level this story is a yawner. Ted Cruz, as Solicitor General of Texas, tried to make dildos illegal? Of course he did, he’s Ted Cruz. Second, I can’t believe that Larry missed a perfect protest moment. Years ago I took part in a campaign intended to humiliate then-leader-of-Myanmar General Than Shwe […]

BERNIE ON NEW YORK VALUES AND REVOLUTION…

April 14th, 2016

IS BILL INTENTIONALLY SABOTAGING HILLARY…?

April 13th, 2016

So, the 1994 crime bill, introduced by Joe Biden, voted for by Bernie Sanders and supported by then First Lady Hillary Clinton, has come back to haunt Hillary who is counting on a majority of Black voters coming out for her, not only in the primaries, but critically in the November election. This week, potential […]

LOUISIANA’S CHOCOHOLIC PRISON SYSTEM…

April 8th, 2016

RALPH NADER BELIEVES THE DONALD IS TOAST…

April 2nd, 2016

I think there’s more than a little of the undead in Donald Trump so I’m not so sure that Nader is right here, too many have been wrong about Trump’s demise in the past, but if he is correct then the Republicans are left with Ted Cruz or John Kasich (I can’t believe I just […]

WAR ON DRUGS IS OFFICIALLY A RACIST FRONT…

March 30th, 2016

So, why do I learn about this in a comedy show. Seriously, I didn’t catch this from any of my regular news sources. What the fuck, journalists? A quick Google search under news for Nixon War On Drugs turned up plenty of hits but only one on the front page from a major news source? […]

TRUMP IS GANGSTER (AND SO MUCH MORE)…

March 24th, 2016

I don’t have a lot of time to watch television (hell, I don’t own a television, but I can stream on my computer) so I don’t see all the comedy shows, but I’ve been following Larry Wilmore since the first episode. I’m biased, clearly, but I think he’s the best of the bunch. I’ll occasionally […]

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