Larry Wilmore‘s Comedy Central gig is heading into its last days, and as he ponders The Nightly Show‘s cancellation, a fellow Daily Show alumnus sent Wilmore a little something to help numb the pain.
Wilmore has been making the best of the news so far this week, joking at one point that his show must be getting cancelled because “racism is solved.” Wilmore discussed what the news meant for him in an interview with The Daily Beast, as well as the alcoholic consolation prizes that Samantha Bee and the Full Frontal crew sent to his show’s denizens to wish them well.
During the interview, Wilmore discussed how the changes in business culture and comedy have affected the impact of late-night shows. He also had a retort to what Comedy Central had to say about cancelling the show because it “hasn’t resonated” with viewers.
“We didn’t get quite the numbers we wanted, but resonated it certainly has,” Wilmore said. “They have their reasons. So there’s not much I can really say except I’m happy that they gave us this opportunity in the first place and we really gave it our best shot and had fun.”
In the end, Wilmore felt that the show successfully lived up to its purpose, and that he would explore new late-night ventures and other comedy acts going forward.
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